Lagos Judicial Panel denied access to military morgue

Lagos Judicial Panel denied access to military morgue


Members of the judicial panel investigating cases of police brutality and shooting at Lekki toll Plaza were stunned when the military denied them access to military hospital, Awolowo road Ikoyi on Friday.


They were however granted access 30 minutes later, according to Ebun Adegboruwa, a lawyer who is also a member of the panel.

He told journalists that they were however allowed into the facility by the military which denied access to the morgue.

“We have confidential information that the military hospital here is relevant in the investigation of the Lekki event,” Adegboruwa said.

“We heard this hospital is controlled by 65 Battalion and under the 81 Division. We are also taking steps to reach military authorities.”

A military source said the Nigerian Army authorities were not informed ahead of time.

But, Amnesty International said it had “credible” evidence that at least 12 people were killed at the Alausa and Lekki that day.

Some Nigerians had alleged that the bodies of those killed were taken away by the soldiers.

Lekki shooting incident occurred on October 20, 2020.

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