A human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), has questioned the supposed discovery of a video camera recorder by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), at the Lekki toll plaza on Sunday.
Adegboruwa said this in a statement issued on Monday titled, ‘Usurpation of powers of the panel of inquiry on SARS abuses’.
Fashola, had while conducting a tour of the toll plaza alongside governors and ministers from the South-West, supposedly discovered a camera at the toll plaza five days after the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters by soldiers.
However, Adegboruwa said since the state government had established an independent panel of inquiry to investigate what transpired at the tollgate, the panel should be allowed to do its work.
Many Nigerians had taken to social media to express disbelief over Fashola’s discovery of the camera.
As of Monday morning, ‘Fashola’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ were trending on Twitter with many wondering how the minister discovered a camera at the toll plaza despite the burning of the tollgate and the cleaning of the area by officials of the Lagos Waste Management Authority.