‘ENDSARS PANEL REPORT DISGRACEFUL, SELF-SERVING,’ SAYS OWONIKOKO
In this article posted on his Facebook page by leading litigator, MR. ABIODUN JELILI OWONIKOKO SAN, he argues that the ENDSARS Panel Report submitted to the Lagos State Government is fraught with irregularities, adding that none of the eleven persons listed as dead was proved to have died from the Lekki Shooting incident.
Re my Interview on Arise TV. This morning of 18th November 2021 on EndSARs Panel leaked report
This our country must change by learning to confront inconvenient truth . Not for my sake – but for the younger generation; and my children.
Please see and read the report before you comment oo. My client Lagos State government was not indicted in it . But it was my client that set it up. It is the body by law that can accept , reject or modify it for implementation. I am under no doubt absolutely that the report did incalculable injustice to innocent people and falsely pronounced people to be dead as a result of Lekki shooting on 20th October . At least at the last count since the report was leaked on social media ahead of submission to their appointor – about 4 days ago – 7 of the listed deceased persons have been shown to be alive or to have died at different places on days other than on 20th of October – not from Lekki incident . I can affirm that none of the eleven persons listed as dead ( and 4 presumed missing by the panel ) was proved to have died at Lekki toll gate or at all . Not even medical report , cause of death , or certificate of death was tendered by the petitioners in respect of these persons . In the province of proof of essential matters on which peoples’ life and faith are dependent, speculation or fact-rigging should never be granted entry visa . I know it sounds ridiculous to expect that to be the case ; but sadly that is the case with this report . I will be more than happy to have these assertions disproved by a panel member or a counsel abreast of the proceedings – just by displaying documents tendered which answered to all this vital missing evidential material . You should curse me and pray for the wrath of God to strike me and all that I hold dear if I was ever found commending such a disgraceful and self-serving and irresponsible supposed judicial panel of inquiry report . I am using these strong words with full conviction – I only pay attention and commit to worthwhile causes that can hold out against any genuine universal challenge. This should demonstrate to you the kind of human being I am . I don’t live by public acclaim or approbation – my entire life is on the mercy and grace of almighty Allah and fear of the last days in the grave before the day of reckoning . May He give us our deserving rewards for our actions , deeds and words . I should have been asking for forgiveness on this issue , but instead I am praying Allah to reward me for my public views on it – that is the much risk of my place in the hereafter I am staking on this very traumatic episode exemplified by the report . Pls anybody who cannot repeat this prayer to be his own fate for the consequence of either attacking or supporting me on the vexed report of Endsars Judicial Panel in Lagos State should kindly hold back and watch as events unfold on the matter . Thanks 🙏
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