Friday, January 28

#EndSARS: Lagos releases Judicial Panel of Inquiry report online

The Lagos State Government has announced the release of the online version of the detailed Judicial Panel of Inquiry reports on Police brutality and the Lekki Tollgate shootings.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued on Sunday, December 5, 2021, and signed by the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).

Onigbanjo in the statement said the reports submitted by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry titled: “Report of Lekki Incident Investigation on 20th October 2021” and “Consolidated Report on General Police Brutality” both dated November 15, 2021, and submitted to Mr. Governor on the same date are now available to the public.

The commissioner noted that members of the public can view and download the certified true copy (CTC) of the documents on the website of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice –

He also stated that further inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Hon. Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice through [email protected].

What you should know

  • Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had set up the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into allegations of human rights abuses levelled against the police and also determine the cause of coordinated attacks on Lagos, noting that the panel’s final report would be fully implemented.
  • The Panel submitted its final report with total compensation of about N410.2 million to 70 petitioners.
  • A lot of controversies trailed the earlier leaked report of the panel which had indicted the state government, the Army, the police among others.
  • Also, some days ago, the Lagos State Government released the White Paper report and accepted 11, rejected one and agreed on 6 with modifications out of the 32 recommendations made by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Lekki Tollgate shootings. It also stated that 14 recommendations fall outside its powers and would be forwarded to the Federal government for consideration.