We have read with grave dismay the statement issued by one of the senior members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, who was appointed by the Lagos State Government to sit on the Lagos EndSARS Panel. The statement presupposes that he is being threatened for performing the functions of his appointment.
It is our firm view that when citizens are called upon to perform certain civic responsibilities, as Mr. Adegboruwa SAN and other eminent Nigerians that constituted the Panel, as well as those that aided the Panel to seamlessly perform its duties, they should be protected.
The members of the Panel have done a great job deserving of accolades and not victimisation, slander, character assassination or threats.
Consequently, we call on the Government of Lagos State, and every responsible agency of government, to ensure that the safety and welfare of Mr. Adegboruwa SAN and all other members of the Panel are protected. The lives of all the persons who testified before the panel should equally be protected.
The NBA, Lagos will not sit idle and watch the safety and welfare of its members, and other well-meaning members of the society, put to threat.