The Lagos State judicial panel of enquiry and restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters witnessed a major crisis on Saturday following the return of the Lekki toll gate plaza to its owners the Lekki Concession Company.
The plaza has been under the control of the panel since it began sitting in October following the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.
The panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi granted LCC permission to repossess the plaza after taking arguments for and against the application made by counsel to the LCC Ltd Demola Seriki for the re-opening of the facility.
Others who supported the return of the toll gate to its owners were Segun Awosanya Segalink, Oluwatoyin Odusanya, director, Citizens Right; Taiwo Lakanu (representing the police) and Lucas Koyejo (from the National Human Rights Commission).
Some of the panel members were not present when the approval was given. They, however, opposed it on arrival. They include Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, representing the civil society; Patience Udoh representing the civil society, Rinu Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi, representing #EndSARS protesters.
The aforementioned who attempted to give their dissenting ruling clashed with the LCC lawyer and Lagos State counsel Enitan Thomas in the process.