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Lekki shooting: Nigeria Army arrive Lagos Judicial Panel for questioning

Lekki shooting: Nigeria Army arrive Lagos Judicial Panel for questioning
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Tochi Juliet

Officers of the Nigerian Army, 81 Division have arrived at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, venue as summoned by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

Lagos State panel had earlier invited the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, whose soldiers were alleged to have carried out the Lekki shootings which left scores of Nigerian youths dead.

But the spokesman for the Nigerian Army, 81 Division, Lagos, Major Osoba Olaniyi,  said the army would not honour a summon from the panel as the army believed that it was not the panel’s “duty” to invite the army.

However, Clacified later reported that the army had acknowledged the panel’s invitation and the panel had fixed Saturday (November 14) for its appearance at the hearing taking place at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Lekki.

The Army submitted the names of three Lieutenant Generals and a Lieutenant Colonel, who will testify before the panel.

They arrived at the Lagos Court of Arbitration. The military officers are led by the Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo.

At the time of filing this report, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and other persons are in the hearing hall awaiting the arrival of the panel members.

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