Head of Lagos State Judicial Panel on EndSARS, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has alleged that his life is currently under threat over the report on the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
In a statement on Monday, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa alleged that since the panel submitted the report last week, “there have been lots of threats and attacks” on him by those he suspected to be agents of the government.
You would recall that the panel, which was inaugurated on October 19, 2020, to look into complaints of alleged human rights abuses by the police and the Nigerian Army during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki Tollgate, recently submitted their report to the Lagos State Government.
The report which indicted the Police and Army, has generated controversies as some government officials allegedly tackled the panel for making its report available for the public, saying the report has several errors.
But Adegboruwa, on Thursday, clarified that he acted on the mandate of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to fulfill his promise by making the findings available to the public.
In the statement, he further alleged that one of the prominent EndSARS protesters, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, who testified before the panel, was attacked on Sunday night.
He called on the general public and the Nigerian Bar Association to be on a watch out and hold the government responsible if anything happens to him.
The 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 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 the 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 the government responsible should anything happen to me.
“Just last night, one of the prominent EndSARS protesters, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe who testified before the Panel, was attacked and dealt serious machete blows, in what was clearly an attempted murder, as reported by her counsel, with very disturbing photos.
“I heeded the clarion call by the government to serve with the honest belief that the Panel was meant to say the truth and nothing but the truth, which is what we have done. It is left for the government and Nigerians to do the needful with the report of the Panel”.