The Lagos State Government has claimed that the bodies of 103 victims of #EndSARS protest in 2020 prepared for mass burial, were not from the Lekki tollgate.
This was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday after a leaked document circulated on social media platforms.
The government claimed the bodies were picked up from different parts of Lagos including Ikeja, Ajah, Isolo, Ikorodu, etc.
The statement also cited the jailbreak that happened at Ikoyi Prison and insisted no bodies were retrieved from the Lekki tollgate.
It reads: “For the records, the Lagos State Environmental Health Unit picked up bodies in the aftermath of #EndSARS violence and community clashes at Fagba, Ketu, Ikorodu, Orile, Ajegunle, Abule-Egba, Ikeja, Ojota, Ekoro, Ogba, Isolo and Ajah areas of Lagos State.
“There was also a jailbreak at Ikoyi Prison. The 103 casualties mentioned in the document were from these incidents and NOT from Lekki Toll-gate as being alleged. For the avoidance of doubt, nobody was retrieved from the Lekki Toll Gate incident.“