Senior Officer representing Nigerian Army at Lagos Judicial Panel promoted.
OnyxNews Nigeria reports that Ibrahim Taiwo has been promoted from brigadier-general to a major-General.
Soldiers had, on October 20, stormed the Lekki toll gate to forcefully dispersed #EndSARS protesters.
The soldiers, in their bid to stop the protesters from the protest ground, fired live rounds killing and injuring many.
Following the protest to end police brutality, the Lagos government set up the panel to investigate allegations of rights abuses by the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
But the shooting of protesters at Lekki has dominated the panel discourse and proceedings and Taiwo, commander of the army 81 division intelligence brigade, has been the one saving the blushes of the Army over the actions of soldiers.
According to Army reports, Taiwo was promoted to the rank of a major-General after the military board approved the promotion of senior officers.
The Army’s claims and submissions at the panel over the Lekki shooting have been filled with contradictions and inconsistencies.
Initially, the Army denied dispatching soldiers to the protest ground. It later admitted that soldiers were sent there on the invitation of Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.