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EndSARS: Lagos releases White Paper, rejects recommendation on ‘Lekki killings’



The Lagos State Government has rejected one of the recommendations of the panel it set up to probe police brutality.

The panel, which was inaugurated last year, submitted its report to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu two weeks ago.

However, shortly after the report was submitted, a leaked version went into circulation.

In the leaked report, the panel indicted the military and the police.

It also said nine persons were killed at the Lekki tollgate, recommending that the toll plaza should be named after EndSARS while the victims should be honoured.

The panel also recommended that October 20 every year should be made toll free at the scene of the incident in honor of the victims who were reportedly killed.

However, the Lagos government rejected the recommendation of the panel on the killings, citing inconsistencies.

“Lagos State Government accepts 11 out of the 32 recommendations made by the JPI in its report of 15th November 2021, rejected one (1) and accepted 6 (six) with modifications,” the document reads.


“Fourteen (14) recommendations fall outside the powers of Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration,” Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information, said in a statement.

“Fourteen (14) recommendations fall outside the powers of Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration.”

The White Paper said the panel could not justify that people were killed.

“This finding of nine (9) deaths at LTG on 20 October is even more baffling because apart from listing out their names in that form at pages 297-298, the JPI offered no explanation regarding circumstances of their death. The names simply sprang up at pages 297-298 of the report without any justification,” the White Paper read.

“On the basis of the above fundamental inconsistencies in the findings the JPI regarding the nine (9) deaths at LTG, and particularly because the findings are clearly and mainly not supported by evidence before the JPI as attested to by the JPI itself, when it said there was no contrary evidence to that of Prof. Obafunwa that only one person died at LTG of gunshot wounds at LTG on 20th October 2020, the Government is therefore unable to accept the finding that nine people died of gunshot wounds at LTG on 20th October 2020.”


President Muhammadu Buhari had said he was waiting for the outcome of the panels set up by state governments.

Speaking when Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, visited him in Abuja, Buhari had said state governments will have to take steps on the reports of their panels, before the Federal Government acts on the recommendations.

“So many state governments are involved, and have given different terms of reference to the probe panels.

“We at the federal have to wait for the steps taken by the states, and we have to allow the system to work. We can’t impose ideas on them. Federal government has to wait for the reaction of the states,” he had said.

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20-year-old Nigerian man divorces girl 8 months after they wedded, shares video



Barely eight months after they tied the knot, a Nigerian man has ended things with his 17-year-old wife

The Imo state indigene announced the end of his marriage on social media, saying that marrying his estranged wife was the worst mistake he had made

The young man said he had hoped that his wedding would be the happiest day of his life, but it turned out to be the opposite

A 20-year-old Nigerian man has announced the end of his marriage to his young wife, 17, after eight months.

The young couple’s wedding, which was held some months ago, sent social media into a frenzy owing to their ages.

The lad regrets his marriage Sharing a video from his traditional wedding on TikTok, the Mbaise native from Imo state lamented that it is better to be single than married to his estranged wife.


“It is better to be single than to be with someone like her. So that is why I came out to let everyone know we are no longer together. Thanks for the advice,” he wrote on the clip.

He described his wedding day as the saddest day of his life.

“I thought my wedding day is going to be the happiest day of my life. It turned out to be the saddest day of my life.”

In another clip, he explained that he tried dialoguing with his ex-wife severally, but she wouldn’t listen.

“Marrying a 17-year-old girl is the worst mistake I ever made. I wish her best of luck,” he wrote on the clip. 

Watch the video below:

Social media reactions

Nancy Donatus said:

“You as the husband can help her not by divorcing your wife. This is a spiritual battle we are talking about here not a physical stuff.” 

roselyn rose said:

“D way u reach at 20 is sourprizing, it might be she hear so many things about u,and she is scared to tell she don’t need d marrage befor d wedding.” 


user4838273210633 said:

“Nothing spiritual here shez just young and naive.OR maybe she was not for marriage she had other plans for herself or she never loved you.”

amaechiezinneprom said:

“Bros nothing spiritual here Abeg, 17 is still a teenager, which work do u do that u spend such at this age I pray that girl is still intact. the fact.” said:

“My dear when you divorce her is not our problems but don’t insult her she’s not good for you but she can be good for another man simple.”

Nigerian boy, 20, says his wife keeps denying him sexual intercourse

Meanwhile, previously reported that a 20-year-old Nigerian boy cried out over his wife’s attitude three months after they married.

The 20-year-old, in a TikTok video, lamented that they have not had sexual intercourse since becoming a couple. He said that she keeps coming up with excuses each time he makes advances at her in that regard.

The lad, who is an only son, admitted his inability to cheat due to his love for her and asked netizens for advice on what to do. In a message sent exclusively to, the young man confirmed that he is indeed married to a 17-year-old and wasn’t chasing clout with his video.

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IGP files motion to set aside contempt proceedings, communal order



Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba

The Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Usman Baba, has approached the Court to file a motion to set aside the contempt proceeding and committal order issued by the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, last Tuesday.
The motion is coming after the Federal High Court sentenced the IGP, to three months in prison for flouting a 2011 court order.
Alkali’s committal followed a suit filed by a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force.
Force public relations officer Olumiyiwa Adejobi, who made this known, said in the motion filed before the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Thursday, the IGP extensively highlighted grounds why the orders should be set aside, noting that he had not been appointed into office as Inspector-General of Police when the case was instituted and the reinstatement order in question granted.
The IGP, also affirmed that the contempt proceedings were served via substituted means in November 2018 and January, 2019 respectively, on the then Inspector-General of Police, and not on him as the incumbent.


Adejobi in the statement said “The IGP in his disposition further noted that even before his assumption of Office, official steps had been taken by his predecessors toward complying with the reinstatement of Patrick C. Okoli, the plaintiff, as ordered by the Court. As noted by him, this was evidenced by an official letter addressed to the Police Service Commission on the approval of the then Inspector General of Police, as far back as 2015, and before the court order of November 29th, 2022, requesting the Commission to issue a reinstatement letter to the plaintiff and also effect his promotion in line with the order of the Court and in the exercise of their statutory authority in that regard. Hence, the grounds for the contempt proceedings ought not to have existed, ab initio.
The IGP reassures Nigerians of his unalloyed commitment and steadfastness in defending the rule of law and respecting judicial authorities and hence, will not wittingly or unwittingly disobey any order validly granted by courts of competent jurisdiction”.


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Policemen Slap, ‘Strip’ Bus Driver in Lagos



Policemen in scuffle with bus driver

The source, who asked not to be named, said she was working when the incident happened.

She said she peeked out of her window and saw policemen dragging a commercial bus driver out of his vehicle, tugging his clothes, and slapping him continuously before pinning him to the floor. She said his clothes came off during the scuffle, and he was stark naked.

Speaking to FIJ, the source said, “I was just working when I heard noise outside. When I looked out, I saw policemen dragging one bus driver and slapping him anyhow.

“They dragged his clothes off and were dragging him to their vehicle but he kept shouting that he had not done anything. Later, they pinned him to the ground and stepped on him.”

The source sent FIJ some pictures she had taken of the scene, but when FIJ called Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, he told FIJ the narrative was “impossible.”


Hundeyin said, “No police officer will strip anyone naked, especially in broad daylight. Maybe in the night, but I can vow that it is impossible. You know how this bus drivers are. When you want to arrest them, they pull all sorts of gimmicks, go naked and start creating a scene.”

After he spoke with FIJ, our reporter sent him a video of a policeman holding the unnamed bus driver by his knicker and pinning him to a police van. An armed policeman is in front of them, and moments after, a third policeman walks up to them and deals slaps directly to the face of the unarmed civilian.

When FIJ asked Hundeyin if it was common practice for the police to slap civilians in a bid to restrain them, he described the question as ridiculous and patronising, and wanted to be asked instead what the force would do to errant officers who assault civilians.

However, when FIJ asked what actions the force would take, Hundeyin went silent.

As of press time, FIJ had not ascertained what division the officers were attached to, but Hundeyin told this reporter he had contacted their DPO and would follow up the matter.

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