Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana (SAN), Human Rights Activist and Chairman the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond, said that the association has commenced an investigation into last Tuesday shootings of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.
He said ASCAB has so far identified the barracks where the soldiers who opened fire on protesters were deployed from.
Falana, made this known on Monday in an interview with Arise TV monitored by our correspondent.
He insisted that soldiers were deployed to the demonstration ground last Tuesday, said, “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks.”
He, however, did not reveal the details of the barracks.
Falana added, “The President was likely to have been told soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed.
”They said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds.”
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also lambasted the Federal Government for lacking respect for the rule of law and citizens’ rights to protest.