In October 2020, thousands of youths trooped out to the streets in Nigeria and the diaspora, protesting extra-judicial killing by the police, particularly by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Following the shooting at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, a Judicial Panel was set up by the state government to investigate petitions on police brutality in the state.
The panel submitted two reports — one on police brutality cases and another on the Lekki incident investigation.
The panel listed 10 fatalities arising from the shooting by the Nigerian Military at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. It also recommended the redeployment and prosecution of the Divisional Police Officer of Maroko Police Station, for the arbitrary shooting and killing of protesters.
Meanwhile, the report had since being a subject of controversy, especially with the Federal Government rejecting the panel report for inconsistencies.