EndSARS Panel: No Blood at Lekki Tollgate After Shooting, Lagos Head of Service Claims

EndSARS Panel: No Blood at Lekki Tollgate After Shooting, Lagos Head of Service Claims

  • Hakeem Muri-Okunola has claimed there were no bloodstains anywhere when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited the scene of the Lekki shooting
  • According to him, injuries recorded are not connected with guns, but through knives, stampedes and the rest
  • Going further, the head of service revealed that there were no people in hospitals over the shooting during the period

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As the panel constituted by the Lagos government on police brutality continues their sittings, a top official of the state has revealed what he observed when he was part of Governor Sanwo-Olu's entourage who visited the scene of the massacre of protesters at Lekkt Tollgate.

The official, Lagos state head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, claimed that there were no bloodstains at the scene of the October 20, 2020, Lekki shooting incident when the state governor visited, Premium Times reports.

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He said this on Tuesday, June 29, during his cross-examination at the Lagos Judicial Panel.

Muri-Okunola claims that there was no blood at Lekki tollgate after the shooting.
Lagos Head of Service claims there was no blood at the scene of the shooting when Sanwo-Olu visited. Photo: Damilare Okunola
Source: UGC

The HoS said they visited the Lekki toll plaza between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. – few hours after the shooting and did not see any bloodstains on the ground, Channels TV added.

Muri-Okunola said injuries recorded in the aftermath of the Lekki shooting were predominantly fractures, machete wounds, and minor cuts.

He stated:

“At the time we were there, most of the injuries were all in the nature of cuts, bruises from machetes’ wounds, and stampede. Nobody at the hospitals said they were shot at."

Jack Dorsey guilty for EndSARS protest, FG claims

In another report, the federal government said Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest. The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday, June 14, in Abuja, the nation's capital.

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Legit.ng gathered Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis.

According to him, when he made the allegations earlier, Nigerians did not take him seriously until an online media outfit carried out an investigation and fact-checking.

EndSARS protest was to remove me from office

Legit.ng had also reported that in what will surprise many Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari raised allegations against Nigerians who participated in the #EndSARS protest.

The protest was against police brutality. But according to Buhari, the protest was to remove him from office.

Buhari said that those who participated in the protest have made Nigeria unattractive to investors. He also blamed the protest on the dwindling inflow of foreign direct investment to the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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