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“Hold govt responsible if anything happens to me” — Lagos #EndSARS panelist Adegboruwa

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

A member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on #EndSARS has alleged that since the submission of their report, there have been lots of threats and attacks, by those suspected to be agents of the government, upon him, especially in the media.

The popular Lagos Civil Rights Attorney Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, disclosed this in a statement he personally signed and widely circulated on Monday November 22, 2021.

Mr. Adegboruwa claimed he has “not committed any crime beyond joining other eminent Nigerians with unblemished integrity, to accept the nomination of government on behalf of his constituency, the Nigerian Bar Association and the civil society and indeed the masses of our people, for a national assignment.”

“Two prominent lawyers of the government have openly incited opinions against me on national television, with mindless accusations. I have however refused to be intimidated or bend to the tactics of government to be silenced.

“I urge the good people of Nigeria, my professional colleagues in the Nigerian Bar Association, my comrades in the civil rights movement and the people of Nigeria, to hold government responsible should anything happen to me.

“Just last night, one of the prominent EndSARS protesters who testified before the Panel, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, was attacked and dealt serous machete blows, in what was clearly an attempted murder, as reported by her counsel, with very disturbing  photos.

“I heeded the clarion call to serve by the government with the honest believe that the Panel was meant to say the truth and nothing but the truth, which is what we have done. It is left for government and Nigerians to do the needful with the report of the Panel,” the erudite senior advocate added.