The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has approved that tolling by the Lekki Concession Company should resume at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza.
The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel granted LCC permission to repossess the plaza after taking arguments for and against the application made by counsel to the LCC Ltd, Demola Seriki for the re-opening of the facility.
While five members of the panel sat over the application of LCC to repossess the Lekki toll plaza and listened to submissions from the LCC, Lagos state government and EndSARS protesters counsel, the other four members of the panel abstained from sitting, only to emerge from the inner chamber to read a dissenting judgment.
The dissenters were led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, representing the Civil Society; Ms. Patience Udoh representing the Civil Society; Rinu Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi, representing #EndSARS protesters, while those with the majority judgement were Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd), chairman of the panel; Taiwo Lakanu DIG (Rtd.), Lucas Koyejo, Segun Awosanya and Oluwatoyin Odusanya.
The action of the four dissenting panel members were disputed by Mr. Rotimi Seriki (SAN), counsel of LCC and Mr. Olukayode Enitan (SAN), counsel of the Lagos State Government, who prevented Mr. Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa from reading his personal dissenting judgment as they accused him of being an interested party in the matter.