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Lekki Shooting: No Gunshot Wound Reported From Hospitals Where Victims Were Treated – Police


An Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) in Lagos, ACP Oludotun Odubona, has told the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that emergency clinics that purportedly treated gunfire casualties from the Lekki cost door made no reports to any police headquarters.

Odubona expressed this at the continued sitting of the board on Tuesday in continuation of his declaration on the examination of the Lekki shooting occurrence that happened on October 20, 2020.

He addressed the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, who was brought by the board to assist with its examinations concerning the occurrence.

“Each emergency clinic should make a report of treating gunfire wounds, nobody did,” the cop said. “There was no such report of anybody going to the station to report that he was shot or seen the shooting of another.”

He additionally reacted to inquiries from the LCC counsel, Rotimi Seriki, and legal advisor to the Lagos State government, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN).

Odubona educated the board that the police were not sent to the Lekki tollbooth upon the arrival of the shooting, adding that they had no reason to be in the pivot.

On the exercises of the police to forestall the consuming of the Oriental Hotel at Lekki, he said some cops were positioned at the office to ensure lives and properties around.

At the point when found out if there was a report by cops inside the ward justifying the utilization of live ammo the evening of October 20, 2020, the cop said there was no such report.

“The most elevated level of gladiated power is to utilize live ammo, and that is impossible except if there is a prevalent mandate. In any event, when such orders are given, the police don’t shoot to kill, they shoot to debilitate,” he expressed.

The ACP likewise affirmed that up until now, the police were all the while looking for weapons that were taken from the police arsenal during the #EndSARS fight.

While playing video proof to the board, the observer highlighted a man conveying a weapon, saying the specific individual trucked away a case of ammo that had a twin holder and each contained 1500 rounds of live ammo.

When requested the number from police rifles and ammo moved by criminals or supposedly plundered, the observer said he was unable to reveal the number as the police were all the while refreshing their rundown.

On her part, the Chairman of the board, Justice Doris Okuwobi, suspended until September 17 for the cop to be interviewed by the legal advisors addressing a portion of the #EndSARS nonconformists who had argued to be permitted to audit the photos and video proof presented by the observer prior to placing in their inquiries.

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