The Nigerian Army has submitted documents and evidences at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.
It was gathered that three military men on Friday filed papers at the panel ahead of their appearance before the panel today.
According to The Punch, the papers filed by the Army revealed that it was bringing before the judicial panel expended and unexpended blank ammunition, which was used to disperse the crowd by firing into the air on 20th day of October, 2020.
The army has also submitted 13 flash drives containing the recorded videos of the soldiers’ involvement in the incident.
Also submitted are witnesses statements of the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo; the Chief of Staff, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, VI, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Nsikak Edet; Commander, 81 Division Garrison, VI, Brig. Gen. Francis Omata; Commander, 9 Brigade, Ikeja, Brig. Gen. Musa Etsu-Ndagi; and Commanding Officer, 65 Battalion, Bonny Camp, VI, Lt. Col. Salisu Bello.
Naija News reports that it is unclear whether the army will still appear before the panel today as scheduled – despite being listed as number one on the panel’s list for today – as the panel on Friday adjourned further hearing in the Lekki tollgate shooting till November 10.
The adjournment followed the inability of the panel to watch till the end on Friday the 20-hour video footage of the incident submitted by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).