The Judicial panel created by Lagos State government to investigate shooting that takes place in Lekki tollgate on October 2020 and the restitution for victims of police brutality with other related matters, resume sitting and present a medical personnel who testify of treating a patient with gunshot wounds
At the resumption on Saturday May 8, the panel had a medical doctor who is also the director of Grandville Medical Center in Lagos, Dr Aromolafe Ayobami, testify that he treated a total number of 15 patients referred from other hospitals with injuries ranging from gunshots to superficial wounds. The patients were allegedly injured from the gunshot incident that took place during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.
”I am here to give evidence of our hospital encounter during the EndSARS protest period. We had a total number of 15 patients. We had four referrals from Vedic life Healthcare, seven referrals from Reddington hospial.
Mr Nicholas Okpe, a 43 year old man, who had gunshot injury to the chest. A chest tube was passed. Chest tubes are drains that were passed into the lungs to allow for air and blood to come out. Then he was later on transferred to LASUTH for further care.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria Army have continue to defend their men who arrived at the scene and allegedly fire ammunition at the protesters, says it is blank bullet adding that no one ordered to shoot protesyers.