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“They Made Us Doubt Our Sanity”- Falz On Judiciary Panel Indicting The Army & Police In Lekki Toll Gate Shooting

Nigerian rapper and activist Folarin Falana better known as Falz has reacted to #EndSars Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry indicting the Nigerian Army and Police in the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate In October 2020.

Taking to his stories, Falz wrote that the Nigerian Government almost made the youths doubt their sanity by repeatedly denying the shooting and deaths that happened on October 20, 2020.

“These animals legit made us doubt our sanity about the Lekki massacre you know. Panel don compile their report, we gather here,” he wrote.

The 8 member Judicial Panel on Monday 15 October submitted their report to Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, indicting the Nigerian police and Army in the killing of peaceful protesters.

Falz has been about socio-economic issues, both in his music and his actions. He was one of the celebrities who kick-started the protests in 2020 before it blossomed into a nationwide movement.

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Speaking to CNN’s Christiana Amanpour in 2020, Falz described how the protest began in Lagos.

“Myself and another artist, Runtown, we had shared on our Twitter handles that we were going to do a walk, a peaceful protest against all forms of police brutality. We did that with the hashtag #EndSars. The hashtag was already in existence. It was a big thing on social media but nobody had gone to do it physically, so we decided to go a step further,” he said.

The Judicial panel n the 309-page report concluded that “the atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless and unresisting protesters, while sitting on the floor and waiving their Nigerian flags, while singing the National Anthem, can be equated to a massacre in context.”


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Sarah Oyedo

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