Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, may have tampered with exhibits at the scene of the Lekki shooting in Lagos state.
On Sunday, Fashola was said to have found a camera while on tour of the tollgate where #EndSARS protesters demonstrated for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed.
In a statement on Monday, Adegboruwa said it was illegal for anyone to have visited the scene in the absence of the judicial panel set up to probe police brutality in the state.
“Since the panel has been vested with jurisdiction over the Lekki toll plaza, I verily believe that it is illegal for anyone else to conduct any visit to the said Lekki toll plaza in the absence of and without the authority and consent of the panel,” Adegboruwa said.
“It was reported that in the course of the visit, the former governor of Lagos State and the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), discovered a hidden camera, which he took. This is a clear case of illegally tampering with exhibits that may become useful to the panel in the course of its assignment.
“I appeal to the Governor of Lagos State to allow the panel the full autonomy and independence that was promised at the time of inauguration. It is contempt of the panel for anyone to usurp the powers of the panel in the way that has been reported.”