EndSARS: Seven Key Recommendations Of Lagos Judicial Panel

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The Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry On Restitution For Victims Of SARS Related Abuse And Other Matters on Monday submitted its report to the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.


Below are seven of the key recommendations of the panel:

  1. Nigeria Police Force should be adequately funded and its
    men effectively trained to enable them carry out their
    constitutional duty.
  2. The panel recommends disciplinary actions against Lt Col
    S.O Bello and Major General Godwin Umelo for refusing to
    honour the panel’s summons. Soldiers deployed to Lekki
    Tollgate on October 20, 2020, should also face disciplinary
    actions, be stripped of their status and be dismissed from
    service.
  3. The panel recommends that all arrested during the protest
    should be granted bail, prosecuted and where there is no
    evidence, should be released.
  4. Divisional Police Officer of Maroko Police Station, CSP Raji
    Ganiyu and policemen deployed from the station on 20th and
    21st October 2020 should be prosecuted for arbitrary and
    indiscriminate shooting and killing of protesters.
  5. The panel recommends that the Lekki Toll Plaza be made a
    memorial site for the EndSARS protest by renaming it
    ENDSARS Tollgate.
  6. The panel also recommended that 20 October every year
    should be named a “Toll Free Day” as long as the tollgate
    exists.
  7. The Federal Government should publicly apologise to
    Nigerian youths for undermining the # ENDSARS protest with
    their state actors.



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