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Lagos Panel Of Inquiry Visits Military Mortuary

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki shootings paid an unscheduled visit to the Military Hospital in the Ikoyi area of the state on Friday.

The panel had earlier in the day visited the site of the shootings to have on-the-spot assessment of the incident.

The panel members who then proceeded to the military hospital on an unscheduled appointment were denied access to the premises by the military personnel.

However, they were allowed into the premises of the hospital about 30-minute later.

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Addressing journalists, a member of the panel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, said the panel has ‘confidential information’ that certain events took place in the hospital on October 20, 2020.

He said, “We are exercising our mandate on behalf of the governor of Lagos State under the tribunal of inquiry laws.

“We have already inspected the Lekki toll gate today and we decided to pay an unscheduled visit to the mortuary of the Military Hospital because we have confidential information concerning certain events that took place in the hospital here.

“We are waiting for them to grant us access to inspect the mortuary because we have reasons to believe that that facility is relevant to our investigation.

“We don’t want to make any conclusions yet until we have access to that mortuary to inspect it.

“We have a pathologist with us who is here to help us conduct medical examination of bodies that we may find in the mortuary.”

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