Recall that the Lagos State Panel of Investigation’s recently released report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident indicting the police and Nigerian Army.
The report of the Lagos State EndSARS panel exonerated Nnamdi Kanu, Special Counsel to the leader of IPOB, Alloy Ejimakor, has stated.
Ejimakor said the report contradicted claims by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, participated in the protest.
Speaking with DAILY POST, Ejimakor recalled how Malami had accused Kanu of ordering IPOB members to burn down the palace of the Oba of Lagos. Malami had alleged that the IPOB leader had hijacked the EndSARS protest.
He claimed that the Biafra agitator took advantage of the EndSARS protest to create mayhem that led to the death of security agents.
The AGF said Kanu seized the protests through subversive and inciting statements. But, the Lagos EndSARS Panel report as released earlier in the week, had no mention of Kanu hijacking the protest.
Reacting, Ejimakor berated Malami of failing to mention those killed during the protest.
Ejimakor said: “The report exonerated my client, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
“If you recall, on October 22, a day after the last two hearings, after which my client pleaded not guilty to the seven amended charges, the Attorney General came out with a press release, where he reeled out very wild allegations that were not on the amended charges.
“One of the principal allegations he made against Nnamdi Kanu was that he was a ring leader in the EndSARS protest. He claimed that Kanu sent his members, IPOB, to burn the palace of the Oba of Lagos.
“Malami made a lot of allegations against Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB regarding the EndSARS, and was silent on the innocent citizens that were massacred.
“Now, this report that came out has confirmed that innocent citizens as high as 11 were massacred. I have a copy of the report and I went through it. There is no single indictment of Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB members.”