The lawyer that took President Buhari, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 other individuals to court over the lekki shooting has asked the federal high court in Lagos to compel them to pay a sum of 10 billion naira to the victim’s families.
The lekki shooting took place a week ago at the Lekki tollgate recorded a number of incidents and the Lawyer urged the court to prosecute guilty security agents that are directly or indirectly related to the shootings of unarmed peaceful protesters, immediately.
The federal government of Nigeria, Chief of Army staff, Inspector-General of Police, Nigeria police, State Security Service, Director-General, SSS, Attorney-General of Lagos, Lagos State government, and the Attorney-General of the federal, are all members of the accused on the Lekki shooting suit.
The legal practitioner, Olukoya Ogunbeje, stated that the court should declare, “the brutal shooting and killing and use of brute force against unarmed, defenseless, and peaceful protesters engaging in #EndSARS protest was illegal, unlawful, undemocratic, oppressive, wicked, and unconstitutional.”
He also claimed that the shooting was a violation of the protesters’ “right to life, fair hearing, right to peaceful assembly, and association under section 33, 36, 38, 39, and 40 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999.”
A date for the law-suit hasn’t been communicated yet.