Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a member of the Lagos #EndSARS Panel, has claimed that his life is in danger as a result of the Panel’s recent findings.
The panel’s findings, which was issued last week, has been the subject of much debate.
Adegboruwa had first expressed concern about an alleged effort by operatives of the government to demonize the panel members, which was later confirmed.
Adegboruwa spoke out once again on Monday, this time in response to the rising number of threats and assaults against him by “people alleged to be agents of the government.”
According to Adegboruwa, by consenting to be a member of the panel, he had not done any crime. He also called on Nigerians to hold the government accountable if anything happened to him.
He made the following statements in a press release: “Ever since the submission of the report of the Lagos #EndSARS Panel, there have been many threats and assaults on me, particularly in the media, by people thought to be agents of the government.”
“I have done no crime other than joining other renowned Nigerians of pristine character in accepting the nomination of the government on behalf of my constituency, the Nigerian Bar Association, civil society, and the general public for a national assignment on behalf of our people.”
A pair of well-known government attorneys have publicly incited views against me on national television, making baseless charges.
“I have, on the other hand, refused to be intimidated or to submit to the techniques of the government in order to be silenced.”
The good people of Nigeria, my professional colleagues in the Nigerian Bar Association, my comrades in the civil rights struggle, and the people of Nigeria, I implore you to hold the Nigerian government accountable if anything happens to me.”
“Just last night, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, one of the famous EndSARS protestors who testified before the Panel, was assaulted and inflicted serious machete blows in what seemed to be an attempted murder, according to her attorney, who provided extremely unsettling images of the incident.”
“I answered the government’s clarion call to serve with the sincere belief that the Panel was tasked with saying the truth and nothing but the truth, which is exactly what we have done. It is up to the government and Nigerians to take the necessary actions in response to the Panel’s recommendations.”