A top Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has disclosed on Monday, that the Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 And Beyond, ASCAB, has commenced investigation into last Tuesday’s ordered shooting of peaceful EndSARS protesters, at Lekki toll gate, in Lagos,
Falana, who is the Chairman of the group, said that ASCAB has so far identified the Barracks where the suspected Soldiers who opened fire on protesters, were deployed from.
He made this known on Monday, in an interview with Arise TV.
Falana said: “We have already identified the Barracks where the Soldiers left for Lekki; we have already identified the Barracks.”
He, however, did not reveal the details of the Barracks.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria added: “The President was likely to have been told Soldiers were ordered, so I want to believe that is why it was not addressed. 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.”
He also lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government, for lacking respect for the rule of law, and citizens’ rights to protest.
He noted: “The Nigerian government has no respect for the rule of law, and has ensured they stave off all forms of protests in the country.
“Every designated venue for protest in the country, have been fenced by the government, to prevent demonstrations.
“In Lagos, the Gani Fawehinmin Square has been fenced, while the Unity Fountain in Abuja, has also been fenced, and the same government has said citizens have the right to protest.”
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