Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, November 30, disclosed that his government was committed to justice regarding the report of the state’s #EndSARS panel.
Sanwo-Olu made this call during a press conference while noting that the leakage of the report was regrettable.
The panel submitted its report on November 15, although the state government is yet to make its contents public with a White Paper expected today (Tuesday).
However, a leaked version of the report indicted the Nigerian Army and the Lagos state government in the killing of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate and a subsequent cover-up.
“While I commend the panel for undertaking its task to the best of its abilities, it is however regrettable that the panel’s work and the leakage of an unauthorized version of the report have generated much tension. Sadly, a deep wound has been reopened,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“The heated exchanges among various shades of opinion on the report have unfortunately put us all at the risk of missing the larger picture; the fact that what we all seek in common is a land; in which we are all safe and secure; law enforcement agents are trusted; and justice is guaranteed for all.
“As I have stated earlier, we have no intention to engage in histrionics; or further inflame passion on a matter that has generated intense interest and controversy nationally and internationally. Our decisions and actions will be based entirely on the law; the weight of evidence; and an unblemished respect for the truth.
“The choice confronting us today is between restoring greater harmony or doing greater harm. I choose harmony over harm. As your Governor, it is my task to explain why all Lagosians should join me on this path; that promises a more beneficial future.”