Lagos #EndSARS panel report: Nigerians should hold government responsible if anything happens to me – Ebun Adegoruwa raises alarm

Following the panel’s report that protesters were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), one of the members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to assassinate him.

In a statement posted this morning titled ‘Nigerians Should Hold Government Responsible If Anything Happens To Me,’ Adegboruwa raised the alarm. He said that two famous government lawyers had publicly incited public opinion against him on national television, making baseless claims.

He also said a prominent #EndSARS protester who testified before the Panel, Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, was attacked on Sunday night, as he called on his colleagues in the Nigerian Bar Association, civil rights movement and the good people of Nigeria, to hold the government responsible should anything happen to him. 

His statement reads

I have not committed any crime beyond joining other eminent Nigerians with unblemished integrity, to accept the nomination of government on behalf of my constituency, the Nigerian Bar Association and the civil society and the indeed the masses of our people, for a national assignment.

Two prominent lawyers of the government have openly incited opinions against me on national television, with mindless accusations.

I have however refused to be intimidated or bend to the tactics of government to be silenced.

I urge the good people of Nigeria, my professional colleagues in the Nigerian Bar Association, my comrades in the civil rights movement and the people of Nigeria, to hold government responsible should anything happen to me.

Just last night, one of the prominent EndSARS protesters who testified before the Panel, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, was attacked and dealt serous machete blows, in what was clearly an attempted murder, as reported by her counsel, with very disturbing photos.

I heeded the clarion call to serve by the government with the honest believe that the Panel was meant to say the truth and nothing but the truth, which is what we have done. It is left for government and Nigerians to do the needful with the report of the Panel.

God bless Nigeria.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

Lekki, Lagos.”

Recall that last Monday, the judicial panel submitted its report on its findings concerning the October 20, 2020 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate. The report indicted the Nigerian Army and Police and also mentioned that nine persons were killed during the incident.

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