The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up last Monday to investigate human rights violations by SARS operatives has had its terms of reference expanded to also investigate the circumstances that led to the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday evening by soldiers.
The panel, Mr Sanwo-Olu said, will start its sitting next Monday at the Lagos Court Arbitration Centre international in Lekki. He urged members of the public to send their petitions and evidence on the Lekki incident to the panel investigation.
The governor spoke Friday while moving round the state on an inspection of the assets destroyed by the arsonists, taking stock of losses to the government and private businesses.
At the High Court of Lagos State in Igbosere, the roof has been blown off and courtrooms littered with charred remains of files and wood charcoals.
The desecration of the court depicts, in part, the proportions of the Wednesday coordinated arsonist attacks on public assets and private property in Lagos.
The destruction was instigated by the mayhem that resulted from the protests against brutality committed by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) aptly tagged #EndSARS