Tribunal on Lagos BRT vandalism begins

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Lagos State Government’s tribunal investigating the vandalism of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), on July 4, 2014 at Palm Grove, has assured all concerned that it would uphold fair-hearing while carrying out its duties.

The tribunal is investigating the road traffic accident and vandalism of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses, which took place on the stated date.

Giving the assurance at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal at the state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, the chairman, Justice Ebenezer Adebajo (rtd.) invited members of the public, who witnessed the incident to come before the tribunal with information on what happened on the day. He promised that the tribunal would ensure confidentiality of every witness where maintained.

The chairman went on to say that the era of “Unknown Soldier”, where soldiers engage in barbaric acts and get away with it, were gone in Nigeria. He went on to urged members of the public who were witnesses to the incident not to entertain any fear, and stressed that they would be well protected against any form of intimidation.

Adebajo said coming forward to tell what they witnessed would be the only way to ensure that the tribunal does a thorough job and makes appropriate recommendations that would ensure that such ugly incident does not happen again in the state.

Although, the military was not present at the inaugural sitting of the panel, Justice Adebajo said the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Keneth Minimah and the Brigade Commander of the 9th Mechanised division, Ikeja Cantonment, Brigadier General Lubo, would appear before the tribunal.

Another member of the panel, Jude Igbanoi said the tribunal expanded its scope of activities as it is prepared to take memoranda from people that would want to remain anonymous.


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