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#endsars: International Criminal Court Begins Investigation Into Lekki Shooting

November 04, 2020

#EndSARS: International Criminal Court Begins Investigation into Lekki Shooting 

 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will embark on investigations to ascertain whether crimes against humanity were committed by state actors in Nigeria.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague will carry out a preliminary examination into the recent #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and the shooting of unarmed, peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.

 

The office of the ICC prosecutor disclosed to the BBC that it has received information on alleged crimes against humanity in Nigeria.

The Lekki shooting of protesters calling for police reforms sparked national and international outrage, with some sections of civil society alleging that federal and state governments have been keen on a huge cover-up of what happened that night.

 

The ICC examination will “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met,” the statement reads..

 

Rights group Amnesty International said security forces opened fire on protesters, killing and injuring a number of people. The police, the army and the government have rejected Amnesty’s allegation.

The ICC added it would make findings of the preliminary investigation public.

 

The Lagos state government has set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the incident and probe decades of alleged extra-judicial killings and excessive use of force by police personnel.

 

There are also reports that the government has placed some young persons who partook in the protests on no-fly lists, with their passports reportedly seized at airport terminals also had them detained.


Nov 04, 2020 at 06:16 PM
People can't just die like that
Nov 04, 2020 at 06:20 PM
It is well
Nov 04, 2020 at 07:03 PM
That's a start. We demand for the truth
Nov 04, 2020 at 10:47 PM
Yes that is right
Nov 05, 2020 at 02:56 AM
Alright
Nov 05, 2020 at 02:56 AM
Alright
Nov 05, 2020 at 05:51 AM
Is alright
Nov 05, 2020 at 12:03 PM
OK
Nov 24, 2020 at 07:02 PM
Ok
Nov 25, 2020 at 04:05 PM
Great