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Lagos State HoS State There Were no Blood Stains at Scene of Lekki Tollgate Shooting

Lagos State’s Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has stated that there were no bloodstains at the scene of the October 20, 2020, Lekki shooting incident when the governor of the state visited.

He stated this on Tuesday, June 29, during his cross-examination at the Lagos Judicial Panel and according to him, when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his entourage – which included himself – visited the Lekki toll plaza between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., few hours after the shooting, they did not see any bloodstains on the ground.

The Head of Service was earlier summoned by the panel to give evidence for the state on the controversial shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20, 2020.

At his first appearance before the panel last Tuesday, Mr Muri-Okunola said injuries recorded in the aftermath of the Lekki shooting were predominantly fractures, machete wounds, and minor cuts.

“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. Either the hospital misled the governor or the governor misunderstood”.

“We were informed by Reddington, Lekki, that the patients were not shot,” he said.

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