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U.S To Buhari, Lagos Govt: Act On EndSARS Panel Report

The United States Government on Tuesday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Lagos State Government to act on the Endsars panel report.

The American government made the call, while welcoming the conclusion of work by the Lagos panel of inquiry for victims of police brutality and other related abuses and matters.

The panel was mandated to investigate petitions on Police brutality as well as Army’s invasion and shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 during End SARS protests, which it did.

The report was submitted at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday by The panel chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retired).

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos received the findings, recommendations and set up a four-member committee.

The team led by Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), will come up with a White Paper in two weeks.

Sanwo-Olu promised that the state government’s action would be guided by the law and in the public interest.

In a statement on Tuesday, the US Mission in Nigeria said America awaits the response from President Muhammadu Buhari government and Lagos authorities.

The Embassy said official actions are part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the EndSARS protests and the events at the tollgate.

“Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces”, the statement reads.

“We look forward to the Lagos State and federal governments taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.”

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