Lekki Shootings: Forensic Audit Will Take 21 Days – Panel

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The Chairman of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-Related Abuses, Justice Doris Okuwobi, on Wednesday, noted that the state government has paid forensic analysts to examine the Lekki toll gate for 21 days.

Okuwobi in her statement disclosed that the forensic analyst would look for evidence of live bullets at the toll gate and its surroundings, and evidence of bloodstain.

The development was revealed by the chairman of the panel following an application by the operators of the toll gate seeking to regain access to the facility.

She, however, stated that the analyst would have commenced their duties but were delayed due to the inaccessibility to the building where the equipment needed was kept.

She said, “The forensic analysis will clear a lot of issues in the incident of October 20, 2020. The desire is that the panel will unearth the truth of what happened. The application by the LCC for permission to have access to the toll gate must, therefore, await the outcome of the forensic examination.”

A counsel to #EndSARS protesters, Adesina Ogunlana, had charged the court not to release the toll gate to its operators pending the outcome of the forensic analysis.

Granting his prayer, Justice Okuwobi declined the LCC’s request to take possession of the facility and adjourned till January 29 for a report on the outcome of the analysis.

Also, the Reddington Hospital, Lekki submitted the medical reports of 30 persons who were attended to during the #EndSARS protest.

The panel adjourned till January 30 for the examination of hospital’s witnesses.

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