#EndSARS: Judicial panel visits Lekki Tollgate, finds 6 bullet shells - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

#EndSARS: Judicial panel visits Lekki Tollgate, finds 6 bullet shells

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By Olubiyi Obasa

Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has made a visit to the Lekki Toll Gate, the scene of the protest where personnel of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters.

The panel is at the scene for inspection and to make more findings concerning the shooting which occurred on October 20, 2020.

Meanwhile, Six shells were found Friday, 10 days after the shooting, officials confirmed, The bullet shells, found during an inspection of the Lekki site by the panel led by Dorris Okuwobi, would be expected to serve as critical evidence to establishing the truth.
The representatives, Abayomi Omoruwa and Gbolahan Agboluaje, had earlier appeared before the judicial panel on Friday to present the CCTV footage recovered following the shooting, while the panel decided to do a physical assessment instead.

Human Rights Activist, Segun Awosanya popularly known as Segalink is also with the panel on inspection of Lekki Tollgate.

Earlier, Gbolahan Aboluwaje, head of the legal department of LCC, testified before the panel, saying the company is ready to show footage of the incident.

He said there are hours of recordings on the CCTV footage.

He said the LCC received a summons from the panel on Wednesday, to appear before it, present the October 20 footage, an investigation report and any other document.

He clarified that while the “LCC is prepared to air the footage before the panel” but no investigative report or document is available.

“We have the footage. We do not have an investigation report because we know that investigations are ongoing and we have not been able to provide any document,” he had said.

“We had a very short notice and we brought what we were able to lay our hands on.”

The panel had its first sitting on Tuesday, exactly a week after the shooting at the tollgate.

The sitting commenced with the swearing-in of Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi as representatives of youths on the panel.

Also, sworn-in as a member of the panel is Lucas Koyejo representing the Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The only petitioner taken on Tuesday, Okoli Aguwu explained that he spent 47 days in SARS detention, accused of theft by his boss.