The White Paper on the report by the EndSARS panel that also probed the Lekki toll gate incident has now been released The Lagos state government in an official statement made this known on Tuesday evening, November 30 Out of the 32 recommendations made by the panel in its report, the state government reportedly accepted 11, rejected one and accepted six with modifications, among others.
Lagos, Nigeria – The Lagos state government has released its White Paper on the report by the EndSARS panel that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020. The state government announced this via a statement on its website and official Facebook page on Tuesday, November 30.
Reporting the content of the White Paper, The Punch stated that Babajide Sanwo-Olu government rejected the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers stormed the protest ground to disperse the young protesters. The government described the claim of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”. In a short statement, Gboyega Akoshile, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Sanwo-Olu, said one of the recommendations of the panel was rejected.
In the statement titled, ‘Highlight of the Lagos Government White Paper On The Lekki Incident Investigation’, Akoshile said: “Out of the 32 Recommendations made by the JPI in its Report of 15th November 2021, Government accepted 11, rejected one and accepted six with modifications. “Fourteen recommendations fall outside the powers of the Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration. Let the healing begin.”