Soldiers deny Lagos Judicial Panel access to Military Hospital morgue

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Soldiers at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, October 30, stopped the Lagos Judicial Panel on EndSARS from entering the premises.

Realnews reports that the members of the panel went on an unscheduled visit for assessment based on intelligence they got that corpses of those killed during the shootings at the Lekki toll gate may have been deposited at the morgue in the Military Hospital.

Fifteen protesters were allegedly killed by soldiers who opened fire on the protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate after the billboard light was switched off by Loatsad Promomedia Limited owned by Seyi Tinubu, son of Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, on Tuesday, October 20, and witnesses alleged that the soldiers took the body away.

Ebun Adegboruwa, a member of the panel, told the soldiers “The facility is relevant to our investigation. We have a pathologist. We are here on the authority of Mr. President, not only the Governor.

“We are following due process, and it is important we visit the mortuary as it will help our findings.

“If we are not allowed access, we will go back and take other actions. We won’t force ourselves in. We have confidential information that the military hospital here is relevant in the investigation of the Lekki event. We heard this hospital is controlled by the 65 battalion and under the 81 division. We are also taking steps to reach military authorities.”

Adegboruwa said though the panel does not have evidence that there are bodies of those killed at the tollgate in the hospital, it was at the facility to investigate such claims. – GlobalVillageExtra

– Oct. 30, 2020 @ 18:29 GMT |

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