The Lagos State Judicial Panel on #EndSARS has revealed the names of nine peaceful protesters who were shot dead by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate last year
The panel which 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.
The panel sat for well over one year and took testimonies of petitioners, witnesses, experts and lawyers.
In its report obtained on Monday, the panel listed names of nine people (all male) who were shot dead at the scene of the protest last year. Their names are; Victor Sunday Ibanga; Abuta Solomon; Jide; Olalekan Abideen Ashafa; Olamilekan Ajasa; Kolade Salami; Folorunsho Olabisi; Kenechukwu Ugoh and Nathaniel Solomon.
Four others: Abiodun Adesanya; Ifeanyi Nicholas Eji; Tola and Wisdom were missing and presumed dead.
The report noted that 39 other persons either sustained gunshot injuries, were assaulted or were victims of the stampede that occurred following the military invasion.
The panel further noted, “The atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless and unresisting protesters, while sitting on the floor and waving their Nigerian flags, while singing the National Anthem can be equated to a ‘massacre’ in context.