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ENDSARS: Sanwo-Olu must resign and be prosecuted for Lekki Tollgate Killings – Timi Frank

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Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the resignation and trial of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for demanding the use of the military which led to the killing of a large number of young people during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on October 20, 2020.

Frank said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the Lagos governor acted against the youths exercising their constitutional right to protest against societal ills.

According to him, the report by the Lagos Judiciary Investigation Commission on compensation for victims of assault related to SARS and other issues revealed beyond reasonable doubt that live and blank shots were fired at unarmed protesters who were killed, maimed and injured.

He said: “After over a year of denial, subterfuge and coverups, the truth has been forensically established.

“Soldiers deployed to Lekki Toll Gate based on a request by Sanwo-Olu harassed, brutalised, injured, maimed and killed innocent Nigerians that they swore an oath to protect as democratically elected political leaders.

“What happened on the night of 20/10/2020 at the Lekki Toll Gate as detailed in the report of the panel is clearly a crime against humanity which is a breach of the nation’s constitution and international law and United Nations conventions and protocols on the fundamental human rights of citizens.

“The law must now take its cause, punish those indicted and ensure adequate and manifest justice for the victims of the unwarranted incident.

“We commend the Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd)-led panel for demonstrating uncommon courage in the discharge of their assignment. The report is clear, detailed and evidence-based.

“The panel did not only identify the Lagos State Governor as the one who invited the army, it equally listed names of army officers who carried out the ungodly, dastardly and unforgettable genocide.

“The panel has exposed the underbelly of lies by both the Lagos State Government that set up the committee and the federal government that has been defending the military over their wicked and ignoble role in the massacre.”

Therefore, he urged Nigerians to demand the immediate resignation and prosecution of Sanwo-Olu and his agent for violating their oath of office and blatantly violating the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“This heinous crime against humanity must not go unpunished. Even though some of the actors now enjoy constitutional immunity against arrests and trial but they must be held to account now or after leaving office.

“The International Criminal Court must ensure that those indicted are extradited and tried at the appropriate time.

“Leaders of the free world including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, etc, must ensure that the visas of Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Army Generals and other security personnel indicted in the report are cancelled and equally banned from major international functions,” Frank said.

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