Lekki shootings: Another victim with amputated leg tesifies before panel
December 19, 2020
A man with an amputated left leg on Friday appeared as a petitioner before the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.
The amputee’s lawyer, O.E. Bamgbola, gave his client’s name as Lucky Philemon.
Bamgbola told the panel that his client was before the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel in relation to the Lekki shootings.
He said, “The petition relates to a peaceful protester who suffered gunshot injuries as a result of the shootings on the 20th of October in the Lekki axis, in consequence of which he became an amputee; his left leg was amputated.
“The petitioner is ready to commence his evidence, subject to the convenience of the panel.”
Reacting, the panel chairman ruled that Philemon could not commence his evidence because his case was only listed for mention on the panel’s cause list.
Justice Okuwobi also noted that the panel needed to issue a summons on the Nigerian Army since the complaint was against them. She, therefore, adjourned Philemon’s testimony till January 8, 2021.
While the Nigerian Army has repeatedly denied shooting at or killing any of the #EndSARS protesters, a number of persons with injuries have surfaced insisting that they were shot at the tollgate and that they witnessed the death of others.
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