Rinu, Majekodunmi return as Lagos Judicial Panel resumes sitting

Posted by News Express | 14 November 2020 | 403 times

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Two youth panel members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, Rinu Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi, on Saturday returned to the Panel after their weeklong boycott led to a temporary stoppage of proceedings by the Chairperson, retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.

Oduala and Majekodunmi had abstained last week in protest after their accounts were frozen by a court order obtained by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) seeking to clamp down on #EndSARS promoters who had suspcious financial activities.

Justice Okuwobi-led panel had adjourned on November 7 when its proceedings were frustrated over the inability to form quorum due to the boycott of the sitting by the two youth panel members

The panel fixed Saturday for the Nigerian Army to return to give its testimony.

The Nigerian Army has listed three Brigadier Generals and one Lieutenant Colonel, who will testify before the panel

The top military officers, whose statements on oath have already been submitted to the panel are the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo; Chief of Staff, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, VI, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Nsikak Edet; Commander, 81 Division Garrison, VI, Brig. Gen. Francis Omata; Commander, 9 Brigade, Ikeja, Brig. Gen. Musa Etsu-Ndagi; and Commanding Officer, 65 Battalion, Bonny Camp, VI, Lt. Col. Salisu Bello.

Military and legal teams already seated and proceedings are underway. (Agency report)

Source: News Express

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