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Pathologist reveals how 99 corpses were deposited in mortuary after #EndSARS protest

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A LASUTH Chief Pathologist, Prof John Obafunwa on Saturday disclosed how 99 corpses were deposited at the institution’s mortuary in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.

Obafunwa made this disclosure before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.

According to the medical officer, 99 corpses were deposited in the mortuary of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital between October 19 and 24 last year.

The panel chairman, retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, also demanded the autopsy reports and pictures of three out of the 99 deposited corpses.

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“Those are the three bodies I was told were from Lekki as recorded by the people who brought them in,” the pathologist told the panel.

According to him, the other 96 deposited corpses were said to have been recovered from different areas of Lagos.

Ruling, the panel chairman ordered LASUTH to produce records on the 96 other corpses in addition to the three presented on Saturday.

The panel adjourned till June 19 for further hearing.

Ripples Nigeria had reported that the Nigerian Army repeatedly denied shooting at or killing any of the #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20, 2020.

By Mayowa Oladeji…

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