Few hours after midnight on 21st October 2020, Elisha Sunday Ibanga answered a phone call from his older brother’s number.
The person on the other end of the line, a stranger broke the news that Ibanga’s brother, Victor had been shot dead at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, where he had been peacefully protesting against police brutality earlier that night.
“The person told me that the police took his body away” 24-year-old Ibanga, told CNN.
An eyewitness to Victor Sunday Ibanga’s death told CNN that the entrepreneur who is 27-year-old was shot in the head during the protest.
CNN has got and geolocated a photograph of Victor’s body lying in a pool of blood and wrapped in the white and green of the Nigerian national flag with one of the same flags gripped by fellow protesters earlier in the evening as they sang the country’s national anthem.
Ibanga confirmed that the photograph was that of his brother.