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#EndSARS Protest: Lagos Assembly begins 3-day public hearing for victims

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has met with some victims of the #EndSARS protest from the Lagos Central Senatorial district to determine the level of compensation for the victims.

The Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, made this known during a three-day public hearing on the victims of the aftermath of the EndSARS protest in Lagos.

Law Reporters reports that the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, had on October 26, constituted a nine-man Ad Hoc committee headed by Eshinlokun-Sanni.

The committee was to investigate the level of destruction of property and loss of lives with a view to determining compensation for the victims.

The Wednesday’s public hearing was attended by victims in the Lagos Central Senatorial District while Thursday and Friday will be attended by the Lagos East and Lagos West victims respectively.

Chairman of the committee, Eshinlokun-Sanni, said the terms of reference of the committee included to interface with all the victims, relevant stakeholders and community leaders and to ascertain the level of destruction.

The Deputy speaker said the purpose of the public hearing was also to ensure it brought relief and compensation by the government to the victims of the crisis.

Eshinlokun-Sanni said that the House was making a giant stride to complement other efforts and the House was garnered to display its indomitable resilience.

He said that the House had shown such character before and it was in its gene and would show it again when the need arose.

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