Lekki shooting: Sanwo-Olu ‘demands oath of secrecy’ after promising transparency

Legal experts say Governor Sanwo-Olu has no constitutional right to administer oaths.

The Lagos State Government inaugurated a judicial panel to investigate the allegations of corruption, harassment, assault and extra-judicial killing against the members of the now-dismantle Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

SARS, a former police unit, was dissolved following days of widespread protests against its allegedly criminal activities.

Governor Sanwo-Olu promised that his state’s panel of inquiry into the allegations would be transparent.

Lo and behold! This same governor now allegedly wants the members of that panel to sign a binding oath not to talk to the public about their findings.

The panel, led by a retired justice, Doris Okuwobi, began sitting, Tuesday, at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Lekki.

The first sitting was reportedly delayed after some members of the panel objected to signing Sanwo-Olu’s oath of secrecy. The said oath was also leaked online.

Temitope Majekodunmi Oluwaseun and Rinu Oduola represent the youth on that panel. The public is urging them not to sign the said document.

Legal experts say Governor Sanwo-Olu has no constitutional right to administer oaths.

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