The Lagos state judicial panel on police brutality has stated that former Governor of Lagos state tampered with evidence at the Lekki Toll Gate during yesterdays inspection of the premises.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola yesterday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.
Fashola found the device while on tour of the place where #EndSARS protesters demonstrated for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed.
On Tuesday, men in army uniform invaded the Lekki toll gate where the unarmed protesters were and opened fire on them.
There has been a controversy over the number of those killed and the persons who sustained injuries.
On Sunday, ministers and governors from the south-west, made an on-the-spot assessment of some of the places vandalised during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.
It was during the visit that Fashola found the camera which he said must have been planted by “some subversive elements”.
Reacting to the development, a member of the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality, Ebunolu Adegboruwa, described the inspection as “illegal tampering with evidence”.
Mr. Adegboruwa stated that;
“Since the Panel has been vested with jurisdiction over the Lekki Toll Plaza, I verily believe that it is illegal for anyone else to conduct any visit to the said Lekki Toll Plaza in the absence of and without the authority and consent of the Panel.”
He added that the Lagos judicial panel will treat the delegation’s inspection of the site as contempt, and that the panel will summon individuals it perceives to have obstructed justice.
The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel begins sitting today at the Lagos Court of Arbitration Centre, Lekki.