Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, a lawyer for the #EndSARS protesters, has asked the Lagos State Judicial Investigation Panel to convene Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, reports The PUNCH.
The panel is investigating the alleged killing of protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollbooth on October 20.
Ogunlana told the panel led by retired judge Doris Okuwobi that Fashola should be subpoenaed to explain the circumstances in which he found a camera at the tollbooth five days after the shooting incident.
According to Ogunlana, the visit to the tollbooth on October 25 when Fashola found a camera “suggests an intrusion” in the evidence of the October 20 shooting.
Ogunlana said this on Saturday while questioning the Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, operator of the Lekki toll, Mr. Abayomi Omomuwa.
Ogunlana had asked Omomuwa if he knew that “on October 25, the governor of Lagos state brought some people to visit the tollbooth.” to which, Omomuwa said he only read it on the news.
Omomuwa also told Ogunlana that he was not present during the visit because he did not inform the Lagos state government.
Then Ogunlana asked him: “Where is that camera that the minister, popularly known as Agent Fash, took out?” And in response, Omomuwa said, “I don’t know.”
However, LCC’s attorney, Rotimi Seriki, objected to Ogunlana asking the doctor that question.
In response to Seriki, the attorney for the #EndSARS protesters said the issue was crucial to their case and asked if the panel had issued a subpoena on Fashola.
But the chairman of the panel, Judge Okuwobi, told Ogunlana that he would have to follow proper procedure if he wanted Fashola to appear before the panel.
Then, saying that he would be requesting Fashola’s subpoena, Ogunlana said: “I would not know if it is too early to request that Minister Fashola appear before the panel to assist in the investigation.