#EndSARS Lawyer Urges Panel to Summon Fashola Over Lekki Tollgate Camera

A legal representative of some #EndSARS protesters, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, has urged the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to summon the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola over the camera he discovered during the tour of the Lekki Toll Plaza with Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other political leaders after the shootings.

Ogunlana on Friday told the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel that Fashola must be summoned to explain the circumstances in which he found the camera five days after the shooting incident.

According to Ogunlana, the visit to the tollgate on October 25 when Fashola found a camera “suggests an intrusion” into the evidence of the October 20 shootings.

Ogunlana while cross-examining the Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company, operator of the Lekki tollgate, Mr. Abayomi Omomuwa had asked if he was aware that “on October 25, the Governor of Lagos State brought some persons to visit the tollgate?” to which, Omomuwa said he only read it in the news.

Omomuwa further told Ogunlana that he was not present during the visit because he does not report to the Lagos State Government.

Then Ogunlana asked him, “Where is that camera that the minister, popularly known as Agent Fash, removed?” And in response, Omomuwa said, “I don’t know.”

However, counsel for LCC, Rotimi Seriki, objected to Ogunlana asking the MD that question.

Replying to Seriki, the #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer said the issue was crucial to his case and asked if the panel had issued a summon on Fashola.

But the panel chairman, Justice Okuwobi, told Ogunlana that he would have to follow the proper procedure if he wanted Fashola’s appearance before the panel.

Then, hitting that he would be requesting that Fashola be summoned, Ogunlana said, “I wouldn’t know if it is too early for me to apply for Minister Fashola to appear before the panel to assist investigation?”

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