EndSARS: Lagos panel summons IGP Adamu but will he show up?

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu, to face questions at the sitting.

The panel is investigating allegations of criminality against now-dismantled Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Lagos panel is also looking at the shooting of protesters by Nigerian soldiers and police at the Lekki Toll Plaza on October 20, 2020.

IGP Adamu was summoned over a case involving a certain Adewale Adewuyi, a petitioner who is confined to a stretcher following alleged police oppression.

Debo Adeleke, the petitioner’s lawyer, said the police have refused to release 26 acres of farmland seized from the petitioner since 2013.

Adeleke asked the panel to summon IGP Adamu so that the police could be compelled to release the seized farmland.

So, the panel obliged.

It, however, remains unclear if the police chief will show up as the panel has no legal power to force his compliance.

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