17th November, 2021
Human rights activist, Femi Falana has told Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to forward the recommendation of the #EndSARS panel report to President Muhammadu Buhari for prompt action.
Falana in a statement “Lagos State is Duty Bound to Implement the Recommendations of the Okuwobi Judicial Commission of Inquiry.”
According to Falana, members of the panel deserved commendation for the thorough investigation of police brutality in Lagos State.
He said in particular, the revelation that some of the 99 dead bodies dumped in the various mortuaries in Lagos by soldiers were traced to the Lekki tollgate had exposed the official lie that the report of the brutal killings was a figment of the imagination of the protesters.
Falana stated that a certified copy of the report of the panel should be forwarded to Buhari in view of the recommendation that the soldiers and police personnel, who engaged in the torture and reckless murder of citizens, be sanctioned.
He added that the Lagos State Government should hasten the issuance of the White Paper as well as the implementation of the far-reaching recommendations.
Falana said the violent attack on unarmed protesters during peaceful rallies by police and military personnel should be completely outlawed since Section 83 (4) of the Police Establishment Act, 2020 had imposed a duty on the police to provide adequate security for citizens, who participate in peaceful meetings and rallies.