The Chairman of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-Related Abuses, Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) has again declined the Lekki Concession Company’s request to take possession of the Lekki tollgate, saying that the state government had paid forensic analysts to examine the facility for 21days.
Okuwobi made this known following an application by the company seeking to regain access to the tollgate.
The Panel Chairman, who noted that a huge amount of money was paid to the experts, stated that the experts would search for evidence of live bullets at the toll gate and its surroundings, and evidence of bloodstain.
According to Okuwobi, the experts would have commenced their analysis but were delayed due to the inaccessibility to the building where the equipment needed were kept.
She said, “The forensic analysis will clear a lot of issues in the incident of October 20, 2020. The desire is that the panel will unearth the truth of what happened. The application by the LCC for permission to have access to the toll gate must, therefore, await the outcome of the forensic examination.”
However, one of the lawyers of the #EndSARSs protesters, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, had urged the court for the third time not to release the toll gate to its operators pending the outcome of the forensic analysis.
Also, a Lekki hospital, the Reddington Hospital, submitted the medical reports of 30 persons who were attended to during the #EndSARS protest.