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Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by dre11(m): 7:31pm On Dec 12, 2020
Mr Bello, a lieutenant colonel, was the Commanding Officer of the 65 Battalion. which was at the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of October 20, a top military official said.

A lieutenant colonel of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, S.O Bello, who led the team involved in the October 20 Lekki Shooting incident, has rejected witness summons issued to him by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

Jonathan Ogunsanya, the counsel to the witness, said this on Saturday when the case involving the Nigerian Army was called for further hearing on their role at the Lekki Shooting.

Mr Ogunsanya said Mr Bello refused to accept the summons served to him, which was sent through a dispatcher.

Ibrahim Taiwo, the Commander, 81 Division and Head, Military Intelligence Brigade, earlier explained the role played by Mr Bello, a senior officer of the Nigerian Army in the Lekki Shooting incident.

The Commander, who appeared before the panel, twice, to testify on the incident, said Mr Bello, a lieutenant colonel, was the Commanding Officer of the 65 Battalion which was at the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of October 20.

He said Mr Bello was “the commander on ground” who gave the order for the soldiers to shoot in the air and was there to employ non-kinetic (non-violent) means thereafter.

Addressing the panel on Saturday, Mr Ogunsanya said a witness summons was also served to Godwin Umelo, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 81 Division, who accepted the summons. He was also absent at the Saturday’s proceedings.

“It was on the order of this honourable panel that (a) summon of the witness was issued and served to Major General Godwin Umelo for today’s proceedings and the same was received on the 30th of November 2020 precisely at 6:04pm,” Mr Ogunsanya said.

When Doris Okuwobi, the chair of the panel, asked for an update concerning Colonel Bello, Mr Ogunsanya said “the dispatch rider was also there, but they refused to accept service.”

“Prior to that, I sought the corporation of the legal counsel for the Army on record, who asked to be sent the summon personally.

“I most humbly wish to make an application that the learned soul, who is the counsel on record in this matter for the Nigerian Army, that his chambers be served with this witness summon subject to the overriding approval of the panel so as to enable us make progress in the matter, ” Mr Ogunsanya said.

Olukayode Enitan, a counsel holding brief for the Lagos state government, aligned himself with the submission made by Mr Ogunsanya and urged that the order be made to Akinlolu Kehinde, the counsel to the Army, who has the confidence in the Military command.


Commenting on the absence of Mr Umelo, the GOC of 81 Division, Mr Enitan said it might be due to the outbreak of coronavirus within the top military rank.

“His absence might not be unconnected to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the military high command which led to the death of one of the Generals in the past week, they should be given the grace to appear before the panel another time,” he said.

The counsel representing #EndSARS protesters at the panel, Adesina Ogunlana, also aligned himself to the position of Mr Ogunsanya.

He said 10 days ago, Mr Kehinde made a formal presentation or report to the Nigerian military, as though the matter had already been concluded.

“I think it is a bit of an affront that Summons coming from a panel like this will be refused. The panel should take a very serious view of this,” he said.

He added the position of the military is subject to civil authority.

Giving her ruling on the matter, Mrs Okuwobi said the proceedings before this panel on Saturday has the investigation of the Lekki Shooting incident of October 20, on its cause list with major reference to the Nigerian Army.

Given the submissions of the counsels, the judge ruled that the matter be adjourned to January 8, 2021.

“Service for lieutenant colonel Bello will be effected through their counsel on record. A fresh summon shall be given major general Umelo., on or before the next adjourned date which is the 8th day of January 2021, when the matter will come up for further hearing,” she said.
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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Nobody: 7:33pm On Dec 12, 2020
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that top military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Fvckhypocrite(f): 7:34pm On Dec 12, 2020
Werey ni bello yi sha


All of una wey get hand for that lekki shooting no go die well

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by crossfm: 7:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
Hehehe.

Every single one in power is above the law now,thanks to our darling daddy who laid the foundation.

Our darling daddy is a peaceful,shy man,that is why he doesn't appear when summoned.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by AltCtrlDel: 7:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
If Buhari, the Commander-In-Chief can reject the grin invitation/summon from the National Assembly who is Bello not to reject "ordinary" Lagos Panel's summon undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by VillageHead: 7:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
that's what he learnt from their father, una president!

like father like son

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Enudapan: 7:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated

Hmmm
Interesting

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by BlessedNuel: 7:43pm On Dec 12, 2020
Smh in dismay....This country is just lawless.... anything goes in here

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by zeusdgrt(m): 7:43pm On Dec 12, 2020
Rubbish country

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by bcomputer101: 7:44pm On Dec 12, 2020
Buhari also rejected NASS
Like Buhari, like Bello...






I'm not surprised

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Gwagone: 7:44pm On Dec 12, 2020
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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Nobody: 7:44pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Akalia(m): 7:44pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!
You are smart by half.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Macsjebs(m): 7:44pm On Dec 12, 2020
Speechless lipsrsealed

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Racoon(m): 7:45pm On Dec 12, 2020
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. -Proverbs 28:1
Clear conscience fears no accusation.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Born2Breed(f): 7:45pm On Dec 12, 2020
What do you expect.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Mikepenny5(m): 7:45pm On Dec 12, 2020
He have every right not to come
Because who gave the real Oder he knows

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Nobody: 7:45pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by optimusprime2(m): 7:45pm On Dec 12, 2020
Of course it's Bu's Nigeria!
Das how it rolls

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Igbochief001(m): 7:46pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!
I sincerely hope u are benefiting from this government greatly

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by paulolee(m): 7:47pm On Dec 12, 2020
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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Omezif(m): 7:47pm On Dec 12, 2020
He's not even care. If to say nigerians allow military rule again, nigeria would be burnt withing weeks.
Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Openbusiness: 7:47pm On Dec 12, 2020
All the wicked and evil people should just know that you can escape man but you can't escape God.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by ugochukwufrenzy(m): 7:47pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!
you are a shame

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by 9icedudie(m): 7:48pm On Dec 12, 2020
so this is going to be a thing now...anyone who is obviously guilty won't accept invitation to face panel.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Uyi168(m): 7:48pm On Dec 12, 2020
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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by nairaman66(m): 7:49pm On Dec 12, 2020
In Nigeria no accountability nor check and balances! A failed system

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Etinosa1234: 7:49pm On Dec 12, 2020
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!
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Nonsense..

All military officers on self isolation for someone that died in far away Rivers...

U yourself, are u on self isolation?

Idiot

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Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by flavourwaywab: 7:49pm On Dec 12, 2020
Re: Lekki Shooting: S.O Bello Who ‘Ordered’ Shooting Rejects Lagos Panel’s Summon by Mrbenny001: 7:49pm On Dec 12, 2020
Yea.. for the betterment of Nigeria, this blood shocking government and idiots like you that support them must be routed by all means, so keep shut or are you the Army spoke man that knows every top Military personal in the country is on isolation, and celebrities you're calling have only come out to fight for you and your next generation, so wake up,
SilverNorGold:
Someone on self-isolation should appear? Are they not aware that topic military officers are isolating themselves after they lost a colleague to the Covid-19 pandemic? Abi they want the officer to appear and distribute the virus proportionally to each and every one of them?

Meanwhile, when are they going to investigate the demonic celebrities that caused all this?

Nigeria must better by fire, by force!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!

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