#ENDSARS: Lekki Toll Gate Victims Confess To Panel On Shooting – [Video]

Many days after the widely condemned shooting on peaceful #ENDSAR protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, some of the victims have come out to share their awful experiences and how they survived the horrifying incident.

Many of the victims and their rrepresentatives who appeared before the Lagos state government judicial panel on Friday, December 4. Recalled their ordeals during an interview with newsmen,

One Mr Edwin Augustine revealed he still has a bullet in his body, he further that he joined the protest on that fateful day and eventually got shot at by the military men who stormed the protest venue where the unarmed protesters were gathered.

“I was at the snooker board that night but I don’t know how to play snooker. I was standing with him while he was playing. I was like let me go and check my phone that was charging. The lights went off and we were like what is wrong?” Augustine noted.

He added, “The next thing I heard was shooting everywhere. The guy that was leading me to the charging point was shot at the side. I received my own on my thigh. Right now the bullet is still isnide of me. It has not yet been removed.

“The next day I woke up and saw myself at Ikeja General Hospital. The bullet in me is giving me discomfort and affecting my leg, making it swell everyday. Sometimes my leg gets stiff.

Lamenting on the Nigerian government and security operative’s denial on the incident, Augustine said: “Sometimes I wonder why the government is saying they didn’t shoot at us while I am still having the bullet in my body’”

Speaking on the horrible situation he met his son in the hospital following the massacre, one Mr Tunde Odeyemi said the boy couldn’t respond to him nor was he able to open his eyes.

He said: “I met him lying down, being treated at the corner of the hospital. He couldn’t talk to me, he couldn’t open his eyes. I was surprised to see him in that position.

“I had to try and see the doctor so he can be transferred to Ikeja. They wrote a letter that he should be transferred that night but they said there was no ambulance. It was the next day in the night that they brought us to the emergency ward in Ikeja. That very day, they asked us to go do an X-Ray of the brain. When the doctor studied it, he noticed that there was blood at the front and back of the brain and he said that is why he (the son) cannot say anything now and that when they start giving him drugs, the blood will vanish.”

“It was about 5 days later that he started talking. He did not get himself well until when they discharged us from the hospital.”

Speaking on her brother who died during the incident, one Olufunmi Aiyedungbe told newsmen that her brother was shot in the head. She noted further that they were initially looking for her brother because he doesn’t live with them, adding that it was unfortunate they got informed via a Whatsapp message that he is at LASUTH and they have been expecting his relatives.

She said: ”I am speaking on behalf of my brother Aiyedungbe Gabriel Ayoola. He was shot in the head. We were actually looking for him because he doesn’t stay with us so it was like two days before he passed on that somebody sent this(a message) to me on WhatsApp. They wrote it there that he is at LASUTH and that they are looking for his family. So we went to LASUTH,

“They said he was unconscious for like two weeks. By the time we got there, he had opened his eyes and he was moving his hands but he couldn’t talk. They were feeding him through his nose. There was sore all over his body because they did not turn him for a long time. I think he did not get medical attention. That was what led to his death eventually”.

Watch video of them speaking below:

Moments After A Lawyer Filed A Petition Against DJ Switch And Others, See What He Told The Reporters

Moments After A Lawyer Filed A Petition Against DJ Switch And Others, See What He Told The Reporters

A Lawyer got into a confused state of mind after reporters asked him some deep questions that he couldn’t give a straightforward answer to after he filed a petition against DJ Switch and other celebrities for spreading fake news. This lawyer appeared before the judiciary panel of inquiry and filed a petition against DJ Switch, Falz and other celebrities for spreading fake news on social media. He made it clear that those celebrities that were mentioned in the petition should appear before the judiciary panel of inquiry and confirm to them where they got their news from.

Moments after he filed the petition, Reporters were waiting for him so that he could speak with them and these intelligent reporters used his words against him. The lawyer came out and they asked him about the petition, he told the reporters that

“The Government decided to accept the 5 for 5 demands that the protesters out forward days ago but the protests didn’t stop because of the Fake News that these celebrities have posted on Social media. Even though after the Lekki shootings, Fake News has already done more bad than good. He said that Fake News is responsible for the large carnage and destruction of properties in Lagos and other states”

“We went to call the attention of the panel to major issues like this so that they can invite those celebrities that posted unverified information on social media so that they can verify their claims in front of the panel”

One of the reporters threw a question at him and said

“For the past one week, every thing that the Government put out as the truth has turned out to be false by their own admission, why should the public be believing the government rather than the people who are posting on social media?”

Another reporter added to the question and said

“If this your petition is against those that spread fake news these past few days, why didn’t you include the military and the government?”

The lawyer replied and said

“We are a non government organization”

The reporter cut his words and asked

“Why are you then interested in this case”

The lawyer replied and said that

“Because we are Nigerians, the lives of every Nigerian matters to us and we must speak out for them, the government and the military may have used social media to spread their news but our own is for the panel to call those who are responsible for fake news”

A reporter asked him and said

“But the Government has made more false claims these past few days?”

The lawyer (who is now under pressure) replied and said

“The government is inclusive in this petition”

The reporters then asked him that is he now saying that the Government made false claims?

The lawyer replied and said that the confirmation is left to the panel to decide.

The reporters then questioned him again and said that

“But the Government made false claims on social medka which they later refuted on social media, isn’t that a false news?”

The lawyer replied and said YES, Its A False News (after initially saying that the panel would decide). He later said he won’t answer anymore questions as he walked away.

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BREAKING: Two EndSARS Protesters Killed In Osun

The incident happened at Ayepe area of the town around 4:00pm.

At least two persons were reportedly shot and killed in Osogbo, Osun State, on Saturday by security operatives attached to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state while dispersing #EndSARS protesters.

The incident happened at Ayepe area of the town around 4:00pm.

Earlier in the day, hoodlums wielding cutlasses had attacked protesters around the Olaiya Junction area of the town.

While many of the demonstators are injured, some are yet to be accounted for.

Two of the protesters, who were reportedly macheted by the thugs are currently receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state.

The incident happened around 9:00am.

Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, however, said security details attached to the governor were not involved in the killings.

He said, “It’s not true, it’s not correct. Earlier in the day, the state APC issued a statement raising the alarm that thugs sympathetic to a political party had infuriated the protesters. 

“The thugs were seen brandishing guns and even shooting into the air earlier today. So by this evening when Mr governor was addressing the protesters, he got there around 2:30pm.

“If anybody died, the hoodlums who hijacked the protest should be held responsible. We know some of the perpetrators.”

The #EndSARS protests have been taking place across major cities in the country with youths demanding an end to police brutality and killings.

Members of the defunct SARS have been accused of crimes such as extrajudicial killings, kidnapping, extortion and intimidation.

News Credit :Sahara Reporters