The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of police brutality and other related matters has ordered the reopening of the Lekki toll gate plaza and return it’s the owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
The chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, gave the order on Saturday during a ruling.
She said the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Lid should repossess the toll gate.
Justice Okuwobi sitting with four other members of the panel listened to arguments for and against the application made by counsel to the LCC Ltd, Demola Seriki for the re-opening of the facility.This is the 4th time the LCC is making the application. Segun Awosanya (popularly known as Segalink), Oluwatoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizen’s Right), DIG Taiwo Lakanu ( representing the police) and Lucas Koyejo (from the National Human Rights Commission). Are other four members who sat with Justice Okuwobi
In his arguments in support of the application, Mr Seriki asked the panel to allow the company take possession of the toll gate plaza for the purpose of evaluating the damage done so as to be able to make insurance claims needed to effect the necessary repairs which he says will last about 2 months.
Immediately after the panel ruling in his favour, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa walked in with the other three members of the panel, Patience Udoh (representing civil society), Rinuola Oduola and Temitope Majekodunmi (representing the youths).
They all proceeded to deliver dissenting decisions to the effect that they were not in support of the repossession and the reopening of the Lekki toll plaza.