One of many Coordinators of the #EndSARS protests, Serah Ibrahim holds a reside bullet as proof whereas giving her testimony earlier than the panel on April 17, 2021.
One of many Coordinators of the #EndSARS protests, Serah Ibrahim once more failed to point out up for her cross-examination on Saturday on the Lagos State judicial panel on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses and different issues.
This prompted the attorneys representing the Lagos State Authorities, the Lekki Concession Firm, LCC and the Police to ask the panel to strike out her earlier testimony.
They premised their utility on her continued absence on the proceedings of the panel.
Throughout her earlier testimony, Serah, who described herself as knowledgeable auditor mentioned she was on the protest floor on daily basis and in reality helped in coordinating actions.
Led by her lawyer, Yinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), Serah had narrated how the Nigerian Military and subsequently the police shot at protesters on the Lekki toll gate on the night time of October 20, 2020.
She testified that a minimum of 10 individuals have been killed.
Throughout her look on the panel on Might 8, Serah got here together with a number of movies, a few of which she mentioned she shot personally along with her iPhone.
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One after the opposite, she performed the movies which in accordance with her demonstrates that troopers shot at peaceable protesters on the night time of October 20.
As she performed the movies, she defined to the panel that troopers shot on the innocent protesters and even took away a number of the useless our bodies.
Counsel to the Lagos State Authorities, Olukayode Enitan (SAN), in his utility to strike out her testimony advised the panel that the witness has been evading cross-examination after making “scandalous and outrageous claims.”
He requested the panel to notice that that is concerning the 4th courtroom sitting that the witness had failed to show up for and having didn’t current herself for cross-examination, she ought to be deemed to have deserted the trigger.
The Senior Advocate’s utility was supported by Counsel to the LLC, Rotimi Seriki and Counsel to the Police, Joseph Eboseremen.
On her half, the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi mentioned members would contemplate the appliance and take a call which might be communicated later.
She adjourned the proceedings until September 11.