The Girls for Peace, Justice and Human Rights has referred to as on the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to steer clear of the state’s Panel of Inquiry and Restitution probing the alleged taking pictures of Finish SARS protesters in Lekki toll gate.
The group mentioned the panel was a charade put collectively to deceive folks of the state and absolve Sanwo-Olu of any wrongdoing within the Lekki toll gate incident.
President of the group, Tofi Sewuese Lynda, who made the decision whereas addressing journalists on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, the Lawyer Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to cease the panel from compounding the challenges within the nation.
In response to Lynda: “I welcome you all to this necessary press convention put collectively within the mild of the current happenings within the nation with reference to the actions of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution, arrange by the Lagos State Authorities to analyze the circumstances that led to the taking pictures of protesters on the Lekki Tollgate.
“Whereas it’s a commendable enterprise, nonetheless, it’s now worrisome that the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution has considerably displayed a bias for dancing to the whims and caprices of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“The Girls for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative views such disposition as fairly insensitive and a complete disregard for the human rights of the victims of the violence that wreaked havoc in Lagos state.
“The panel has not solely displayed a bias to do the bidding of the Lagos State governor, it has additionally indicated that the entire essence of the panel is a charade put collectively to deceive the folks and absolving the responsible of any wrongdoing.
“We view similar to not solely despicable, it’s uncharitable, insensitive and a show of deceit of the best degree contemplating the determined ploy to cowl up the problems and resorting to the utilization of blackmail and judicial harassment to intimidate the folks.
“We additionally want to carry to the eye of the generality of Nigerians that it’s no secret that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is an get together within the ongoing investigations. Subsequently he can’t be seen to be truthful to all in unravelling the circumstances that led to the escalation of violence within the state.
“This a lot has been displayed by members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution with the grand plot of absolving Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of any wrongdoing within the occasions that led to the escalation of violence within the state.
“The Girls for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative is appalled that regardless of the sensitivity of the problems on the bottom, the members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution have refused to be circumspect, they’ve refused to place the curiosity of the folks at coronary heart, as an alternative, they’ve elected to be sentimental and play politics not minding the implication of their actions within the general therapeutic course of.
“We’re terrified how a supposed Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution could be so hijacked to the extent that each tom, dick and harry can see the handwriting on the wall with reference to the dedication to be truthful to all involved.
“We’re subsequently calling on the Lawyer Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice to within the nationwide curiosity halt additional proceedings of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution as a result of unwholesome interference of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu within the actions of the panel.
“The AGF and Minister of Justice should be sure that the caricature that has characterised the proceedings on the Lagos Stats Judicial Panel of Inquiry is halted within the general curiosity of the nation as whether it is allowed to proceed, we would find yourself coping with a disaster of unimaginable proportion.
“We’re additionally calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to mandate the Lawyer Normal of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to make sure that the proceedings on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution don’t additional compound our challenges within the nation.”