Lekki shootings: I noticed corpse with bullet-torn head, protester tells panel
AN #EndSARS protester, Kamsiyochukwu Perpetual, has mentioned she noticed many lifeless our bodies, together with one with a bullet-torn head, following the alleged shootings at peaceable #EndSARS protesters by troopers on the Lekki tollgate on the evening of October 20.
In a petition she submitted to the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the tollgate shootings by troopers, Perpetual mentioned she noticed the lifeless physique with bullet-torn head at Reddington Hospital, Lekki, when she went looking for injured protesters the morning after the shootings.
Perpetual mentioned she visited the hospital in firm with one Samuel Isah and one other particular person recognized as Seye, with the purpose of amassing the information of injured protesters however medical doctors on the hospital stop them till a media man; “World Rapper Man” intervened.
“We additionally requested to see the lifeless protesters who have been introduced in. The medical doctors refused us entry to see the lifeless our bodies. The media man intervened once more and we may solely see one of many lifeless our bodies whose head was torn by (a) bullet fired to his head. He laid on the emergency unit. The physician known as the corpse ‘John Doe’.
“Whereas at Reddington Hospital, lifeless and injured our bodies have been nonetheless being introduced in. By night after I returned to Reddington Hospital, one of many nurses knowledgeable me that the lifeless and the injured had been transferred from Reddington Hospital to an unknown hospital based mostly on orders from above.
“We have now the file of the names of twenty-two injured individuals and one of many lifeless individuals we have been allowed to see,” Perpetual mentioned in her affidavit on oath filed earlier than the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel.
In her 28-paragraph affidavit, she gave the names of the 22 individuals injured from the capturing incident as Abiola Esther, RFK, Lekan Williams, Felix Nandip, Adams Moses, Akinyele Damilola, Samuela Iordyom, Emmanuel John, Isaac Amede and Charles Uzoma.
Different listed have been Raymond Simon Abah, Samuel Anthony, Andrew Ugochuckwu, Bobby Maduka, Moses Oyi, Emmanuel George, Nelson Andrew, Sheriff Akande, Chigozie Chukwujekwu, Damilola Adedayo and 12-year-old Bakare Michael.
Whereas the Nigerian Military had insisted that solely clean bullets have been shot into the air, Perpetual in her affidavit maintained that troopers shot at and killed protesters.
“I noticed troopers selecting no less than seven lifeless, limp our bodies hit by bullet into their vans,” Perpetual mentioned.
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