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SERAP Sues Buhari, Malami over Lagos End SARS Report

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 116 concerned Nigerians have filed a suit, asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to direct and compel President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the arrest of soldiers and police officers indicted by the Lagos #EndSARS panel report for the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate.⁣

Joined as the respondent is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).⁣

In the suit number, FHC/ABJ/CS/1482/2021, filed at the weekend by its lawyers, Kolawole Oluwadare and Opeyemi Owolabi, the group also prayed the court to compel the President to bring to justice, anyone found guilty of shooting peaceful protesters and ensure access to justice and effective remedies for victims, including adequate compensation.⁣

In the lawsuit, SERAP argued, “it is in the interest of justice to grant this application, as it would improve respect for Nigerians’ rights, the rule of law, and public confidence in government institutions, as well as reduce the growing culture of impunity of perpetrators.”⁣

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