EndSARS: Lawyer To Tender CNN Report To Panel

Richard Ginika Izuora

A counsel representing some #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), on Sunday, November 22, revealed his team is considering tendering an investigative report by the Cable News Network to the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

The report is linked to the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters; by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate.

CNN, in its investigative report titled, ‘How a bloody night of bullets and brutality quashed a young protest movement in Nigeria,’ implicated the Nigerian Army for the extrajudicial killing of peaceful protesters.

While the Army had consistently maintained that its troops who engaged the #EndSARS protesters only fired blank bullets into the air, the CNN report suggested that live bullets were used; and that some of the protesters were indeed killed in the operation.

Also, the Federal Government has condemned the CNN investigative report; but the media house said it stood by its report.

Olumide-Fusika, who is representing some protesters before the probe panel; had said that some of his clients claimed to have suffered gunshot injuries at the tollgate.

Furthermore, he questioned the decision of the army to tender a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation on the incident to the panel.

“You presented only the BBC report because the report was palatable to you; you didn’t present Aljazeera and Deutsche Welle reports; because they were not palatable to you,” Olumide-Fusika questioned Brig-Gen Ahmed Taiwo.

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