*Says #EndSARS star witness matcheted on Sunday night

A member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has raised an alarm over attacks by persons he suspects to be agents of the government.

The panel had on Monday last week submitted its reports on the Lekki shooting incident and police brutality cases to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

After he received the report, Mr Sanwo-Olu set up a four-man committee to look into the report within two weeks and “bring forward the white paper that would be considered at the Lagos state executive council and presented as the white paper coming from the panel of inquiry.”

However, in a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer on Monday 22nd November, 2021, Adegboruwa said two prominent lawyers of government have been inciting opinions against him in national television and his only crime is accepting to be part of the EndSars Panel to represent NBA, civil society and the masses.

“Since the submission of the report of the Lagos #EndSARS Panel, there have been lots of threats and attacks, by those suspected to be agents of the government, upon me, especially in the media.

“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.” Adegboruwa said

He lamented that one of the EndSars protested was attacked last night with machete blows. He called on the people of Nigeria, the NBA and Civil rights movements to hold government responsible should anything happen to him

His words, “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.”

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