Soldiers stop panel from accessing military mortuary

The judiciary panel, who went to the military hospital to investigate into the shooting at Lekki tollgate, were stopped by soldiers.

People who were present at the Lekki toll gate shooting, claimed that the bodies of protesters killed at the Lekki shooting were taken by military operatives.

The panel on visiting the hospital, were stopped at the gate of the military mortuary and was refused entering in to the facility by soldiers.

One of the panel members who visited the hospital, Ebun Adegboruwa, said the soldiers were told that the panel came to the hospital because its facility was relevant to their investigation but were still refused access.

“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 the facility would have helped in investigating claims that bodies of victims of the Lekki toll shooting were taken away because the panel does not have evidence.

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