The Nigerian Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has disclosed that his group, the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond (ASCAB) has discovered the barracks where the soldiers who opened fire on protesters were deployed from.
Falana affirmed this during an interview on Arise Television on Monday, where he maintained that there was evidence of soldiers shooting at the tollgate gate.
He stated, “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki.”
However, he did not reveal the details of the barracks.
“The President was likely to have been told soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed. They said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds”, he said.
According to him, “The Nigerian government has no respect for the rule of law and has ensured they stave off all forms of protests in the country.
“Every designated venue for protest in the country has been fenced by the government to prevent demonstrations.
“In Lagos, the Gani Fawehinmin Square has been fenced while the Unity Fountain in Abuja has also been fenced, and the same government has said citizens have the right to protest,” he said.