….Says no bloodstains at scene
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, insisted that there have been solely two recorded deaths and no bloodstain on the scene of the Lekki Toll Gate capturing.
A number of stories said that no fewer than 30 protesters died on account of the capturing which had generated public outcry after safety operatives believed to be troopers fired stay bullets into the gang of protesters on the Lekki Toll Gate at Admiralty Circle Manner.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke to CNN’s Becky Anderson, stated: “Two lifeless our bodies, that’s what we’ve seen from all of the morgues, that’s what we’ve seen going to hospitals, that’s what we’ve seen as a document.
“What has occurred is that there have been so many footages that had been seen, that individuals have proven, however we’ve not seen our bodies, we’ve not seen family members, we’ve not seen anyone actually popping out to say I’m a father or a mom to somebody and I can’t discover that individual. No person has turned up. I’ve been to the bottom; there isn’t any scratch of blood anyplace there.
“From the footage that we may see, as a result of there have been cameras at that facility, it appears to me that they’d be males in army uniform. That’s what the footage reveals.”
Whereas insisting that there was no type of worldwide stress on account of the protests, Sanwo-Olu stated: “I genuinely imagine there can be change. For 2 causes; what has occurred, particularly in Lagos is extraordinarily unimaginable. It was additionally a clarion name for all of us in authorities understanding and realizing what the youths need us to be doing. It hit all of us like a thunderbolt and it was only a wake-up name.”
Sanwo-Olu assured that the Shut Circuit Tv, CCTV, footages shall be a part of the investigation by the judicial panel already set as much as examine the incident, which in response to him has already began sitting on Monday.
He stated: “Folks have claimed that their family and friends members have been killed or went lacking through the years. That’s what the judicial panel is supposed to do. It’s to reply all of the unanswered questions and guarantee justice.
“We are going to invite those that have one case or the opposite to try to determine these officers who had been accountable.”
When requested if he was dedicated to a full investigation of the incident, the governor responded, “completely”.
He stated: “It’s past my management to mete out punishment to these discovered culpable; nevertheless, these accountable shall be held accountable.
“I’m not the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The report shall be out; we’ll channel the report back to all of the related authorities within the State to make sure everybody that’s discovered culpable is accountable for the act.”
On disbanded SARS, Sanwo-Olu stated: “It could be unfair to generalize everybody like that. Everybody agrees that there’s a reform that should happen, there’s a change that should happen, and there’s some reality that should come on board.
“I’ve been an advocate that certainly, they need to be scrapped, allow us to have real reforms and allow us to have a greater dialog of how we police our residents and the State in order that we will have extra enduring residents and police relationships.”