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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Releases Lagos ENDSARS White Paper, Accept 11 Recommendations

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The Lagos State Government has released the anticipated White Paper on the Judicial Panel of Inquiry report of the Lekki Toll Gate October 20, 2020 incident.

The Lagos government described the claim of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”.

Gboyega Akoshile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, highlighted in a short statement that one of the recommendations of the panel was rejected.

The statement titled, ‘Highlight of the Lagos Government White Paper On The Lekki Incident Investigation’, reads in part “Out of the 32 Recommendations made by the JPI in its Report of 15th November 2021, Government accepted 11, rejected one and accepted six with modifications.

“Fourteen recommendations fall outside the powers of the Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration. Let the healing begin.”

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS-related Abuses and Other Matters had on November 15, 2021, submitted its report after which Sanwo-Olu set up a White Paper committee.

Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu inaugurated the judicial panel headed by Justice Doris Okuwobi to investigate petitions on police brutality in the state and alleged shootings of protesters on October 20, 2020.

Following the submission of the panel’s report Sanwo-Olu, constituted a four-member committee to come up with a white paper on the recommendations of the panel.

Lagos Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, was appointed to chair the white-paper committee.

 

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