Human rights activist, and member, Lagos #Endsars Panel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Monday alleged that he’s been facing threats and attacks since the report of the panel which indicted the Nigerian Army, and Nigerian Police on the massacre of protesters at Lekki Toll gate on October 20, 2020.
The panel was chaired by a retired judge at the Lagos High Court, Hon Doris Okuwobi. Many however believed that government forces were indicted because of the disposition of Mr Adegboruwa. The report was also leaked to the public ahead of government’s white paper which the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu promised to make public within two weeks of the submission of the report.
Apparently worried by the spate of attacks, Adegboruwa in a press release alerted the public to threats on his life asking the people to hold government responsible if anything untoward happens to him.
The statement reads:
NIGERIANS SHOULD HOLD GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
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.
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.
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN