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Human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink has said it is not in the “spirit of justice” for Lekki tollgate gate to remain shut after the panel’s forensic team are done with their investigation at the site.

Read also: #EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Members Divided Over Lekki Toll Gate Reopening

Segalink, is also a member of Lagos state judicial panel, he made this statement while explaining his reason for voting for the reopening of Lekki tollgate, where many #EndSARS protesters were attacked by soldiers.

On Saturday, Doris Okuwobi, a retired judge and chairperson of the panel, in her ruling, permitted Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to repossess the tollgate. She noted that insurers can commence assessment of the damage at the facility, renovate and resume its business.

Five members of the panel including Segalink supported the ruling for the repossession of the Lekki tollgate.

However, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Patience Udoh, a lawyer and human rights activist, and two representatives of the youth, Rinuola Oduola and Temitope Majekodunmi said they were not a party to the panel’s decision to reopen the tollgate.

Nevertheless, Okuwobi went ahead to read the ruling. This sparked outrage on the social media, especially on the microblogging platform, Twitter, as some Nigerians criticised Segalink for supporting the ruling.

Reacting to the criticisms, the human rights activist, in a series of tweets on Sunday, gave reasons he supported the ruling.

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