Adegboruwa (file photo)
By Valentine Amanze
One of the members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), has raised the alarm that the government was planning to kill him following the report by the panel that protesters were killed at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Adegboruwa raised the alarm in a statement he issued Monday morning titled, ‘‘Nigerians Should Hold Government Responsible If Anything Happens To Me’’.
He alleged that two prominent lawyers of the government had openly incited opinions against him on national television, with mindless accusations, stressing that a prominent #EndSARS protester, who testified before the Panel, Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, was attacked on Sunday night.
Besides, Adegoruwa has appealed to his colleagues in the Nigerian Bar Association, civil rights movement and the people of Nigeria to hold the government responsible should anything happen to him.
His 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 the 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 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 government responsible should anything happen to me.
“Just last night, one of the prominent EndSARS protesters who testified before the Panel, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, was attacked and dealt serous machete blows, in what was clearly an attempted murder, as reported by her counsel, with very disturbing photos.
“I heeded the clarion call to serve by the government with the honest believe that the Panel was meant to say the truth and nothing but the truth, which is what we have done. It is left for government and Nigerians to do the needful with the report of the Panel.
“God bless Nigeria.”
Recall that last Monday, the judicial panel submitted its report on its findings concerning the October 20, 2020 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate. The report indicted the Nigerian Army and Police and also mentioned that nine persons were killed during the incident.