You Can’t Inspect Our Hospital, Military Tells Lagos Panel

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You cant inspect our hospital, Military tells Lagos Panel

By David Oshunkeye

The Judicial Panel probing alleged killings at the Lekki Toll gate met a brickwall today at the Lagos Military Hospital.

The panel had gone to the hospital based on information that bodies of those allegedly killed may have been kept at the hospital..

Irohinoodua heard that panel members were refuses entry into the premises of the Military Hospital by soldiers who claimed they were acting on “orders from above.”

A source told Irohinoodua today “We went to the hospital based on some credible intelligence. We wanted to check the morgue. The soldiers did not allow us to enter.”
A human rights lawyer, Ebun Adegboruwa who is a member of the panel said
“The facility is relevant to our investigation. We have a pathologist. We are here on the authority of the president, not only the governor,” he said.
He said futher that “it is important we visit the mortuary as it will help our.
“If we are not allowed access, we will go back and take other actions. We won’t force ourselves in. We have confidential information that the military hospital here is relevant in the investigation of the Lekki event. We heard this hospital is controlled by 65 battalion, and under the 81 division. We are also taking steps to reach military authorities.”

However, a source in the military said the panel did not make official request before coming to the Military Hospital located at Ikoyi. “There are procedures. The panel should have made official request to the relevant authorities. The military has a command. It is wrong for the panel to think it can just walk into any military facility without prior notice”, the source said

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