The Eti-Osa Bar Forum observed the Maiden sitting of the Retired Justice Okwuobi-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses in Lagos State held on Tuesday, 27th October, 2020.
This was made known in a press statement issued by Yakubu Eleto, the Publicity Secretary of the Eti-Osa Bar Forum.
The maiden sitting took four petitions with only two petitioners, a petition heard and a Respondent absent in another petition , where the Petitioner was present.
In a related development, the Eti-Osa Bar Forum has called for the expansion of the terms of reference of the panel to include the killings and shootings during the course of the #EndSARS struggle, beyond the heinous Lekki massacre , which includes but not limited to places on the Mainland, viz -Alausa, Omole, among others.
The Forum is also of the view that the Panel urgently needs to hold sittings both on the Island and on the Mainland for submission of petitions within the flexibility of the schedule of the Panel.
This will relieve the burden of many would-be indigent petitioners , who are on the Mainland but are not economically buoyant to transit regularly to the Island