The Nigerian Army has officially disbanded its legal team and has also pulled out of ongoing investigative hearing of the Lagos State Judicial Panel investigating the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Making the disclosure on Saturday January 30 after more evidences backed claims of Nigerian soldiers opening fire at peaceful protesters at the tollgate, a member of the army counsel, S.N. Agwhe notified the Panel of Akinlolu Kehinde, head of the army legal team submitting a memo about the disbandment.
“We do not have any further mandate to represent the army in any subsequent proceedings.”
Doris Okuwobi, chairman of the panel who commented on the development warned the Nigerian army that they can’t claim denial of fair hearing when the panel tendered its findings to the government.
This is nevertheless coming after Doctor at Reddington Hospital testified to treating victims who were rushed in from the scene of the #EndSARS protest with bullet wounds on October 20, 21 and 22. Dr Babajide Lawson stated that the hospital witnessed a ‘mass casualty’ that overwhelmed their facilities because lots of people with varying degrees of gunshot wounds were being rushed into the hospital for medical attention on October 20 and days after it.