Nigerian entertainer and politician, Banky Wellington aka Banky W has shared his views on the report from the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on restitution for victims of police brutality which revealed that nine persons were killed at Lekki toll gate.
Banky W as he is fondly called by his fans in an Instagram post on Tuesday shared a statement from the #EndSARS front-liners who demanded justice and police reforms. He also stated that the report was a crucial step in the right direction.
The singer further said that he hopes those in power will do the right thing and implement the recommendations of the front-liners.
“The report was a crucial first step in the right direction, but we’ve got a long way to go. Here’s hoping that the powers that be will do the right thing by being transparent and accountable in implementing the recommendations. Time will tell, and history will judge,” he wrote in parts.
According to the report, at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers. Nine protesters were confirmed dead, while four were presumed dead.
Among the 48 listed as victims of the incident, the panel said about 20 sustained gunshot injuries, while 13 others were assaulted by the military.