Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Stop Judicial Panel from Accessing Military Mortuary

Soldiers manning the gate at the Military Hospital in Ikoyi have prevented the Lagos judicial panel on #EndSARS from assessing the hospital’s mortuary.

The Cable reported that the panel which visited the facility on Friday unannounced went to the hospital on investigation into the shooting at Lekki tollgate where 15 protesters were reportedly killed.

DJswitch, one of the protesters at Lekki had alleged that the military of taking away the bodies of those killed in the incident.

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

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

“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 tollgate in the hospital, it was at the facility to verify the claim that they were.

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