Soldiers stop Lagos judicial panel from accessing military mortuary

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The panel, unannounced, Friday went the hospital into the at Lekki tollgate where 15 protesters were reportedly killed.


Witnesses of the accused the military of taking away the bodies of those killed the incident.

The panel met resistance as got the gate of the hospital.

Ebun Adegboruwa, a member of the panel, told soldiers, who stopped them at the gate, the panel came the hospital because had intelligence might help with its .

“The facility is relevant to our . We have a pathologist. We are here the authority of the , not only the governor,” he said.

“We are following dues process, and is important we visit the mortuary as help our findings.

“If we are not allowed access, we go back and take actions. We won’t ourselves . We have confidential information the military hospital here is relevant 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 though the panel does not have evidence that there are bodies of those killed at the tollgate the hospital, it at the facility to verify the claim that they were.

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