Endsars: Protesters were in deed killed at Lekki Toll gate

Endsars protests

The Judicial panel of inquiry into the Endsars protest stated in its final report that protesters were actually killed at the lekki toll gate. It said police and soldiers shot at unarmed protesters. That there were at least 9 fatalities. That the police tried to cover up the crime scene.That the CCTV camera footage was tempered with.

The Nigerian Military have earlier denied that any protester was killed and that they didn’t shoot at them with live rounds. The Nigerian Minister of information has also clearly stated that no killing took place. However the final report of the judicial panel clearly stated otherwise.

The Judicial panel recommends in its report a public apology from the Federal Government of Nigeria and punishment for the erring officers.

Meanwhile the United States has welcomed the final report on the Endsars protests. They await an official statement form the Federal Government regarding this new development. 

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till 2023

Justice Nyako, a Federal High Court Judge  in Abuja has  adjourned till January 19th, the trial of  Nnamdi Kanu. This happened yesterday November 10, 2021

The IPOB leader is standing trial because of treasonable felony and terrorism charges level against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

Kanu was not happy that the security operatives did not allow some members of his legal team, especially his US lawyer, Bruce Fein to enter the courtroom and observe proceedings. Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, staged a walkout in protest before the Judge arrived.

Justice Nyako expressed disapproval over the conduct of Kanu’s lawyer. The Judge  adjourned the case till January 19 and 20, 2022 for continuation of trial.

Soludo wins Anambra Governorship Elections

Prof. Charles Soludo

Former central bank governor, Prof. Charles Soludo has won the Anambra Governorship Elections held on November 6. The INEC returning officer of the election, Prof. Florence Obi declared Soludo, the APGA party candidate, the winner.

Soludo contested the governorship election against Andy Uba of the APC and Valentine Ozigbo of the PDP. 

Soludo won 19 of a total of 21 local governments. Soludo won with 112,229 votes defeating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes and came fourth.

Soludo will be sworn in as governor in March 2023 when the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano tenure, comes to an end.