Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Femi Falana Reveals Where Soldiers Came From

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Popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana says the barracks where soldiers that shot peaceful protesters in Lekki last Tuesday were deployed from has been identified.

Falana, who is the Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), said that the alliance uncovered the barracks.

He made the revelation in an appearance on Arise TV on Monday.

However, he did not reveal the name of the barracks.

“We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) stated.

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He added, “The President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed and they said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds.”

Falana noted that ASCAB would conduct an investigation into the October 20 incident at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

“ASCAB shall establish an Independent National Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry under a number of conditions.

“Composition of the Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry shall comprise representatives of credible and identified organisations of the youth that took part in the #Endsars protest movement, including the Feminist Coalition, among others; representatives of credible and tested civil society organisations,” the senior lawyer said.

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