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17 things you need to know in the report submitted by Lagos #EndSars panel Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Over the past year, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters has heard petitions on police brutality and has also investigated the contentious Lekki tollgate incident. 

Finally, on Monday, November 15, the panel, led by a retired judge, Doris Okuwobi, submitted a 309-page report at the Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja. 

The Lagos judicial panel of inquiry has submitted the reports on the Lekki shooting incident and police brutality cases to the state government. 

In this report, goldmyne.tv brings you some key things in the report. 

1. The October 20, 2020 shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate was a massacre.

2. Police and Army were involved in the shootings 

3. Nine people are confirmed dead.

4. Four people are presumed dead.

5. 96 other corpses were presented by a forensic pathologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Prof John Obafunwa. 

6. Many other people sustained various degree of injuries. 

7. The total number of victims are 48 but could be more than that.

8. Police officers attempted to cover up the shooting of protesters by picking up bullets.

9. The protesters were peaceful and singing the National Anthem when they were attacked.

10. Soldiers removed as many bodies and corpses of the fallen protesters, which they took away with their vans. 

11. The shooting of the protesters by the Nigerian Army was unwarranted, excessive, provocative and unjustifiable.

12. Lekki Concession Company (LCC) refused to provide vital evidence that would have aided its investigation..

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