A Federal Minister of State for Labour and Employment, and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Festus Keyamo has said that the Lagos Endsars panel set up to investigate and compensate victims of the Lagos endsars protest was illegal.
Mr. Keyamo who spoke on popular Channels TV show Politics Today with Seun Okinbaloye said he will be speaking a s Lawyer and not as a member of the federal government cabinet.
Citing section 21 of the Constitution of Nigeria Festus Keyamo who encouraged lawyers like him to go check it out said that it was illegal for a state to investigate the federal government agency like the police and Army.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that these security agencies are under exclusive list and only the federal government has the powers to investigate it agencies in Abuja.
When he was asked was it legal for the Army to be at the Lekki toll gate since it wasn’t trained to manage protest? Keyamo said yes, it’s legal under an emergency situation