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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Visits Lekki Toll Plaza, Military Hospital

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS-related abuses and Other Matters, on Friday, visited the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Their visit came 10 days after soldiers shot at #EndSARS protesters at the plaza.

There are reports that up to 15 of the protesters were killed by the soldiers but the claims have not been substantiated. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has however, confirmed the death of two victims.

On Friday, the Chairman of the nine-man panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retd.), led her team to the scene of the shooting.

During the visitation, members of the panel were taken around the scene by officials of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

Managing Director of the company, Abayomi Omomuwasan, said the footage of the shooting of the protesters on October 20, 2020, is still intact.

He stated that most of their equipment was damaged by suspected hoodlums.

“We are yet to carry out our private investigation into the shootings. Yes, we have the footage intact but there are has been no investigation or document from us on the shootings,” Omomuwasan said.

“We have the toll plaza one and the Lekki toll bridge which is also known as TP3. We have the last location which is around the Chevron area. We don’t collect toll there. It is our main office and that is the Toll Plaza two. This is where the shooting of that day occurred.

“We have footage like I said earlier. This is to familiarise the panel to what it is now, compared to what it was before the shootings.”

Also, the panel members visited the Military Hospital in Ikoyi without prior notice to assess the hospital’s mortuary.

They were initially stopped from entering because they came unannounced. But they were later allowed entry after officers at the gate obtained clearance from their superiors.

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