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#ENDSARs: I’ll Release Details Of Report If …, Says Adegoruwa


LAGOS – A senior lawyer, and member of the Lagos EndSARS panel, Ebun Olu-Adgboruwa, (SAN) has threatened to release de­tails of the report submitted to the Lagos State Government if there is any attempt to cover up the recommendations and findings of the panel.

Adgboruwa issued the threat in a press statement on Monday after the panel submitted its report to Gov­ernor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday.

The Panel was inaugurated on October 2020 after a deadly revolution by the youths over the excesses of operatives at­tached to the Police Tactical units across the country.

In a statement Adegboruwa released, he particularly took an exemption to the panel led by the Attorney General of the State to look into it, saying as a party in the matter it is wrong for the state to be a judge in the matter.

“Although I have my own copy of the report of the Pan­el, I will trust His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State to fulfill his promise to Nigeri­ans to make the findings and recommendations of the panel public. That is the only way to build a true nation and avoid a repeat of the atrocious acts of security agencies against our people, especially the youths, the vulnerable and the help­less,” he added.

“I will however keep ob­serving the turn of events and at the appropriate time, one may be forced to state the full contents of the report if the promises made are not fulfilled.”

Continuing he said, “I can never and will never sub­scribe to anything that would amount to covering up the re­port of the Panel.”

The statement entitled “La­gos EndSARS Panel Submits Report (1)” reads in part: The Lagos State Judicial Panel on #EndSARS has today, No­vember 15, 2021, submitted its report to the Lagos State Gov­ernment, in a brief ceremony at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Panel was inaugurated on October 19, 2020, to look into complaints of citizens against human rights abuses by the police. Following the incident at the Lekki Toll Gate on Oc­tober 20, 2020, the Terms of Reference of the Panel was ex­panded to cover that incident.