Singer Banky Wellington aka Banky W has shared his thoughts on the report from the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on restitution for victims of police brutality which revealed that nine persons were killed at Lekki toll gate.
Reacting in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Banky shared a statement from the #EndSARS front-liners who demanded justice and police reforms. He also stated that the report was a crucial step in the right direction.
The singer further stated that he hopes those in power will do the right thing and implement the recommendations of the front-liners.
“The report was a crucial first step in the right direction, but we’ve got a long way to go. Here’s hoping that the powers that be will do the right thing by being transparent and accountable in implementing the recommendations. Time will tell, and history will judge,” he wrote in parts.
According to the panel, at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers. Nine protesters were confirmed dead, while four were presumed dead.
Among the 48 listed as victims of the incident, the panel said about 20 sustained gunshot injuries, while 13 others were assaulted by the military.