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#EndSarsMemorial: "No cover-up, Lagos will release panel report" – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has reportedly promised that his administration would not make an attempt to cover up the final report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution, formed after the #EndSARS protest in 2020.

He also assured that the state government would make full disclosure of the findings and recommendations to the public, when it's released.

According to him, the report would be helpful in strengthening true reconciliation and preventing the re-occurrence of the civil unrest.We do not know the content of the report, but we want to say publicly that, upon the handover of the report, we will be making it public. We will not cover up anything. This is not who we are and that is not what our government stands for. We will make full disclosure of recommendations," he said.

Reports gathered that, the judicial panel, chaired by Justice Doris Okuwobi, concluded its sittings on Monday, one year after it was constituted.

Members of the panel include: retired DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Police), Lucas Koyejo (National Human Rights Commission), Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Oluwatoyin Odusanya (Citizens Right), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), Patience Udoh (Civil society), Rinuola Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi (Youths reps).

The governor explained that the panel was set up to probe allegations of rights abuse against the police and determine the cause of coordinated attacks on Lagos.

Recall that, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reportedly ordered Lagos State Police Command to release all innocent and peaceful citizens arrested during the #EndSARS Memorial in the state.

According to him, all arrested protesters should be released, only the man caught at the Lekki toll gate with dangerous weapons, including a machete, will be prosecuted.

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