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Governor Fashola Sets Up Panel To Investigate Killing Of Soldier, Burning Of BRT Buses

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 constituted a three-man tribunal of inquiry to unravel the July 4 incident, which occurred at the Palmgrove area of Ikorodu Road, as well as the attendant mayhem.

The panel is chaired by Justice Ebenezer Adebajo, a retired High Court Judge and has Mr. Nurudeen Ogbara, a lawyer and Mr. Jude Igbanoi, the Deputy Law Editor of Thisday newspaper as members.

It would be recalled that on Friday, July 4, 2014, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus hit and killed a soldier, leading to reprisal attack by persons suspected to be colleagues of the deceased, a consequence of which led to vandalisation and burning of several BRT buses.

Top officials of the Nigerian Army however said its officers were not culpable for the violence, blaming it on hoodlums around the scene.

While constituting the panel at the State House, Alausa on Tuesday ,July 22, 2014 Fashola charged the members to investigate the cause(s) of the accident, how the victim died, as well as ascertain the actual perpetrators of the mayhem.

The governor described the incident as regrettable, especially as it resulted into the loss of life and destruction of property, tasking the panel to submit its findings to the government within 60 days.

He charged the tribunal to do its work without fear or favour, especially as there were reports that the mayhem was actually caused by soldiers.

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