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Lekki Shooting: See What Soldiers Did Again To Judicial Panel In Lagos (Video)



The Lagos State judicial panel members of inquiry on SARS abuses and Lekki shootings were not allowed to enter into the military hospital in Ikoyi on Friday.

The panel was on an inspection tour of some locations identified to be important to their duty but was denied access to the military hospital when they arrived.


The panel is investigating cases of police brutality and the Lekki toll gate shooting of October 20, 2020, and was understood to have visited the hospital to inspect the mortuary.

Earlier today, the panel had discovered some bullet shells during their inspection visit to the Lekki toll gate plaza.


Unannounced, on Friday, members of the panel went to the hospital on investigation into the shooting at Lekki tollgate where some protesters were reportedly killed.

Some witnesses of the Lekki shooting accused the military of taking away the bodies of those killed in the incident.


The panel met resistance as it got to the gate of the hospital.

Ebun Adegboruwa, a member of the panel, told the soldiers, who stopped them at the gate that the panel came to the hospital because it had intelligence that might help with its investigation.


He said: “The facility is relevant to our investigation. We have a pathologist. We are here on the authority of the president, not only the governor.”

We are following dues 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 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 toll ate in the hospital, it was at the facility to verify the claim that they were.


He also said the panel will continue its work until it gets to the truth of the whole issue.

Newsmen were asked to leave the hospital premises, and one of the soldiers threatened that “things will get dirty” if they refused.


Despite the presence of Doris Okuwobi, a retired justice and chairperson of the panel who arrived minutes later, the military did not allow the panel access to its facility.

Olaniyi Osoba, spokesman of Army’s 81 division in Lagos, was not immediately available for comment over the issue.


The hospital visit happened after the panel went on tour at the toll gate facility led by the managing director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC), Yomi Omomuwansa.

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