Lekki tollgate shooting: International Criminal Court breaks silence


The International Criminal Court has confirmed receipt of allegations of crimes against humanity perpetrated against peaceful protesters in the country.

Recall that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had asked Mrs Fatou Bensouda, to promptly investigate reports of killings coming from Nigeria.

A statement issued by Fatou Bensouda, ICC’s Prosecutor, said it was monitoring the activities of law enforcement agencies in Nigeria over allegations of crimes.

Bensouda who called for calm and restraint said the court was looking out to confirms that Rome Statute crimes were being committed.

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“My office has been closely following the tenets around the current protests in Nigeria and the reaction of Nigeria’s law enforcement and security agencies.

“Any loss of life and injury is concerning.

“We have received information alleging crimes and are keeping a close eye on developments, in case violence escalates and indications arise that Rome Statute Crimes may have been committed.“

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