Lagos Panel On SARS Brutality May Invite Fashola To Aid Investigation
Lagos Panel On SARS Brutality May Invite Fashola To Aid Investigation
Lagos Panel On SARS Brutality May Invite Fashola To Aid Investigation
THE Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola may be invited to aid investigation into the incident of October 20 during which some #ENDSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the military.

The hint was dropped in Lagos Friday during the cross-examination of the Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC), Abayomi Omonuwa by counsel to #EndSARS protesters, Adesina Ogunlana before the Lagos Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS and Related Abuses.

Ogunlana had made oral request to the panel for Fashola to be invited to come and explain what happened to the camera he was reported by the media and the social media to have found at the Lekki Toll Gate while on a visit to the gate along with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and others.
 
Ogunlana had asked Omomuwa if he was aware that “on October 25, the Governor of Lagos State brought some persons to visit the tollgate?” to which, Omomuwa said he only read it in the news.

Omomuwa further told Ogunlana that he was not present during the visit because he does not report to the Lagos State Government.

Then Ogunlana asked him, “Where is that camera that the minister, popularly known as Agent Fash, removed?” And in response, Omomuwa said, “I don’t know.”

However, counsel for LCC, Rotimi Seriki, objected to Ogunlana asking the MD that question.

Replying to Seriki, the #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer said the issue was crucial to his case and asked if the panel had issued a summon on Fashola.

But the panel chairman, Justice Okuwobi, told Ogunlana that he would have to follow the proper procedure if he wanted Fashola’s appearance before the panel.

Then, hitting that he would be requesting that Fashola be summoned, Ogunlana said, “I wouldn’t know if it is too early for me to apply for Minister Fashola to appear before the panel to assist investigation?”

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