#EndSARS: SERAP Condemns Shooting Of Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

SERAP also called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open investigations into cases of attacks on the EndSARS peaceful protesters in the country.

The End SARS protest in Lagos on Thursday / Photo credit: allnaijamedia
The End SARS protest in Lagos on Thursday / Photo credit: allnaijamedia

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “reports that security agents are shooting at #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate, Lagos, insisting that it must stop immediately.

SERAP in a statement signed by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, on Tuesday evening noted that the Nigerian constitution and human rights treaties require that Nigeria respects and protects the right to life and security of the person, the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly of everyone, including peaceful protesters.

“We call on the Nigeria authorities to order a prompt, independent and impartial inquiry into the reports of shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll gate by security agents, identify suspected perpetrators and ensure that they are brought to justice without delay.”

“All the victims must be allowed access to justice and effective remedies, including adequate compensation, satisfaction and guarantee of non-repetition.”

SERAP also called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open investigations into cases of attacks on the EndSARS peaceful protesters in the country.

“SERAP believes that substantial grounds exist to warrant the intervention of the Prosecutor in this case. Pursuant to the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor has power to intervene in a situation under the jurisdiction of the Court if the Security Council or states parties refer a situation or if information is provided from other sources such as the information that is now publicly available in the country,” the statement added.

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