Hakeem Muriokunola, who is the Lagos state head of service, has stated that there were no bloodstains at the scene of the 20, October 2020, Lekki shooting incident when the state governor visited.
Mr Muri-Okunola said this on Tuesday, June 29, during his cross-examination at the Lagos Judicial Panel.
The official said 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.
On his first appearance before the panel last Tuesday, according to Mr Muri-Okunla said injuries recorded in the aftermath of the lekki toll gate shooting were machete wounds, minor cuts and predominantly fractures.
“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