Connect with us


Amnesty Worldwide welcomes panel report, says perpetrators should face justice



 #EndSARS: Amnesty International welcomes panel report, says perpetrators must face justice

Amnesty Worldwide has welcomed the report of the Lagos state judicial panel on police brutality in the course of the #EndSARS protest final 12 months. 

On Monday, the panel submitted its report back to the state authorities, confirming that protesters who had been shot on the Lekki tollgate had been killed and described the ordeal as a “bloodbath”.

The panel listed 48 victims of the taking pictures whereas recommending that cops and troopers who had been deployed within the scene be punished.

It was additionally said within the report that safety operatives who had been on the scene, prevented ambulances from reaching injured demonstrators.

Osai Ojigho, director of AI, Nigeria, in a press release by Isa Sanusi, the organisation spokesperson, mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari should make sure that those that had been answerable for the taking pictures face justice.

Ojigho mentioned the findings of the judicial panel is step one in direction of justice and restitution for survivors and victims’ kin.


“Amnesty Worldwide welcomes the panel’s report, which confirms that the Nigerian military and police shot peaceable protesters on the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020,” the assertion reads.

“The panel’s findings reveal the reality about what occurred at Lekki toll gate and contradict the shameful denial by the Nigerian authorities that lethal drive was used in opposition to peaceable #EndSARS protesters.

“A day after the crackdown, Amnesty Worldwide performed its personal on-the-ground investigation which confirmed that the Nigerian military and police killed at the least 12 peaceable protesters in Lekki and Alausa – with proof gathered from eyewitnesses, video footage and hospital reviews. 

ALSO READ:  Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID

“Per week later Amnesty Worldwide was capable of launch a timeline of the shootings, which confirmed that Nigerian military autos left a navy base a brief drive from the toll gate on the night of the shootings and had been current when the killings started shortly after.

“For the survivors and kin of the useless, the judicial panel report findings are solely step one in direction of justice and restitution. President Buhari should act promptly to make sure that these discovered to be answerable for taking pictures and assaults on peaceable protesters are delivered to justice in truthful trial.

“Nigerian authorities should guarantee entry to justice and efficient treatments, together with sufficient compensation, restitution, and assure of non-repetition to victims and their households.



“Authorities should additionally instantly and unconditionally launch all #EndSARS protesters unlawfully detained since final 12 months.”