Lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, who was a member of the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality, has alleged that members of the panel have been attacked by suspected agents of government since the panel submitted its report to Lagos State Government.
Mr Adegboruwa stated this in a release on Thursday, saying “Since the submission of the EndSARS Panel Report to the Governor of Lagos State on November 15, 2021, members of the Panel have become the subject of vicious attacks by those suspected to be agents of the government.
“All manner of allegations has been heaped upon Panel Members, some of who have been called unprintable names.”
The panel had indicted the army in its report, confirming that security forces fired live bullets at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, killing several persons in the process.
Adegboruwa denied allegations that members of the panel lobbied to be appointed.
“As a matter of fact, in my own case, His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, appealed to me to accept my appointment, which I saw as a call to national service,” he added.
“The primary reason the Governor gave to me then was that he wanted men and women of integrity, independent and not subject to manipulation, to be on the Panel.”
Adegboruwa described a report credited to an unnamed counsel to the Lagos State Government that members of the panel took bribes as “unfair, ungodly, and least expected of the government and its lawyers”.
According to him, the panel is waiting for the Lagos State Government’s white paper on the report submitted by the panel.
Adegboruwa called on Lagos State Government to “call its agents and lawyers to order so as not to provoke aggravated responses.”