One of the EndSARS protesters’ Lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, has asked the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to summon the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to appear before the Panel, on Friday.
Ogunlana told the Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Panel that Fashola must be summoned, to explain the circumstances in which he found a camera at the toll gate, 5 days after the tragic shooting of peaceful EndSARS protesters.
According to Ogunlana, the visit to the toll gate on October 25, when Fashola found a camera, “suggests an intrusion” into the evidence of the October 20, shootings.
Ogunlana said this while cross-examining the Managing Director, MD, of Lekki Concession Company, LCC, the Operator of the Lekki toll gate, Abayomi Omomuwa.
Ogunlana had asked Omomuwa if he was aware that “on October 25, the Governor of Lagos State brought some persons to visit the toll gate”, 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, the Counsel for LCC, Rotimi Seriki, objected to Ogunlana asking the MD that question.
Replying to Seriki, the EndSARS protesters’ Lawyer said that the issue was crucial to his case, and asked if the Panel had issued a summon on Fashola.
The Panel Chairman told Ogunlana that he would have to follow the proper procedure, if he wants Fashola’s appearance before the Panel.
Ogunlana nonetheless replied: “I would not know if it is too early for me to apply for Minister Fashola to appear before the Panel to assist investigation.”