Nine killed, four missing, 24 harmed at Lekki Tollgate no less than nine #EndSARS nonconformists were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.
This was contained in the report of the reports put together by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for casualties of SARS-related maltreatments and different issues got by our reporter on Monday. As per the report, nine dissidents were affirmed dead while four were assumed dead.
The report recorded 48 names as the people who were casualties of the Lekki incident of October 20, 2020. Among the 48 losses recorded, 24 sustained gunshot wounds, while 15 others were attacked by soldiers and police.
The panel noticed that 96 different corpes were presented by a Forensic Pathologist of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Professor John Obafunwa.
As indicated by the 309-page report, the protesters were killed by suspected police officers and soldiers.Part with the report read, The proof before the board shows that after the Nigerian Army left, Nigeria Police Force, circled back to the killing of the dissidents, shooting straightforwardly at escaping dissenters into the shanties and the Lagoon at the Lekki Phase 1 Foreshore, near the Lekki Toll Gate, drifting cadaver and a single shot near Serah Ibrahim.
A few unidentified bodies were taken out by security offices and LASEHMU (Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit) and kept at different emergency clinic funeral homes in Lagos State.
Three trucks with brushes under were brought to the Lekki Toll Gate toward the beginning of the day of October 21st October, 2020 to tidy up the location of bloodstains and other proof.
The declaration and report of Professor John Obafunwa, a Forensic Pathologist of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, showed that three cadavers were stored at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba Hospital, all from the Lekki Toll Gate and the post-mortem examination directed subsequently uncovered passing from draining brought about by infiltrating objects or rifled weapon.
The Panel observes that the reality of absence of personality of a portion of the other 96 corpses on the rundown provided by Professor Obafunwa would not destroy the way that some of them might have come from the Lekki Toll Gate Incident of October 20, 2020, or that some other unidentified bodies might have been eliminated by their families or the military, as guaranteed by the EndSARS dissenters, far and past the rundown offered by Professor Obafunwa.
The panel was introduced on October 19, 2020, to investigate grumblings of residents against denials of basic freedoms by the police.
Following the incident at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020, the terms of reference of the Panel were extended to cover that incident.The panel sat for more than one year, paying attention to declarations of solicitors, witnesses, specialists, and legal advisors. The panel treated 235 petitions and N410 million to 70 casualties
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