BEVERLY HILLS, October 30, (THEWILL) – Members of the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality on Friday visited the military hospital in Ikoyi and the morgue inside the facility.
The panel was on an inspection tour of some locations it said is relevant to its task as it investigates the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll gate on October 20, 2020.
During its unscheduled visit to the military hospital in Ikoyi, where it initially met stiff resistance from soldiers guarding the facility, before they were allowed in after about 30 minutes, the members inspected the morgue, which has been under renovation since October 2019, according to a senior officer, who took the team on the tour. The panel left the premises after the tour.
Addressing journalists thereafter, a member of the panel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) said the panel has ‘confidential information’ that certain events took place in the hospital on October 20, 2020.
He told journalist attached to the team before they were granted access that, “we are exercising our mandate on behalf of the governor of Lagos State under the tribunals of inquiry law.
“We have already inspected the Lekki toll gate today and we decided to pay an unscheduled visit to the mortuary of the Military Hospital because we have confidential information concerning certain events that took place in the hospital here.
“We are waiting for them to grant us access to inspect the mortuary because we have reasons to believe that that facility is relevant to our investigation.”
Judicial Panel investigating the Lekki toll gate Massacre, where denied entrance by Soldiers into the Military Hospital at Ikoyi Lagos state.🚨 #davido #TachaXTiwa #LekkiMassacre #MadeinLagos #Arcbishopsamzuga pic.twitter.com/kxC7gaOEM7
— Lagos Pikin Reports (@LagosReports) October 30, 2020
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.