Drama as Lagos Judicial Panel Rises to Consider Legal Arguments

The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) related abuses has exited the proceeding room to consider legal arguments put forward by counsels to some SARS victims and #EndSARS protesters.

The #EndSARS legal representative, Adesina Ogunlana on Saturday disagreed with the argument of SARS victims counsel, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) that there was no record of instrument setting up the panel.

Ogunlana insisted the rules include “Other matters”, while asking that Army be filed under the “other matters”.

He said the Supreme Court has been encouraging substantiality over technicality.

He added that the Army is listed in petitions. 

Olumide-Fusika responding to the Army frowning at any further adjournment said: “They are not our masters, so should be able to come whenever required."

He indicated plans to file claims against the Army.

The panel members after consulting themselves for a bit arose to consider the legal arguments.

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