Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of Nigeria has disclosed that the government will ensure that all officers responsible for brutality against citizens are brought to justice.
Speaking at the launch of the Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund, on Monday, November 16, the VP commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State for the loss of lives and properties during the recent #EndSARS saga.
According to him, “these deaths should never have happened. It is now our responsibility to honour their memory and ensure that justice is comprehensively served.
Our State, like our Nation, is in need of healing. We recognize that the balm for a wounded society is truth and justice. This is why judicial panels of inquiry have been established all across the country. Their mandate is to investigate cases of police brutality against citizens, and where necessary compensate victims.
Specifically, in Lagos, the mandate of the inquiry has been expanded to include a full investigation of the Lekki toll gate incidents. This process has begun and all Federal Agencies and the armed services are participating actively as Mr. President said, and I quote, ”We will also ensure that all those responsible for misconduct or wrongful acts are brought to justice.”
The pursuit of restorative justice, recompense for injury to innocents and a reckoning for perpetrators of abuse are essential components of the moral and ethical reconstruction of our homestead. I urge all of us to give this process a chance to work and to commit to the advocacy and participation that it will take to enable this process succeed.”