AN #EndSARS protester, Kamsiyochukwu Perpetual, while submitting a petition to the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the Lekki tollgate shootings by alleged soldiers, said she saw a bullet-torn head after the night of Tuesday, 20th of October.
The #EndSARS protests turned bloody due to the alleged shootings at peaceful protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate.
Perpetual, in the petition said she saw the dead body with bullet-torn head identified as John Doe at Reddington Hospital, Lekki, while in search of injured protesters the morning after the bloody shootings.
Perpetual said she had in company one Samuel Isah and Seye, with the aim of getting information from the injured protesters but doctors at the hospital prevent them until a media man; “World Rapper Man” intervened.
She said, “We also requested to see the dead protesters who were brought in. The doctors refused us access to see the dead bodies. The media man intervened again and we could only see one of the dead bodies whose head was torn by (a) bullet fired to his head. He laid at the emergency unit. The doctor called the corpse ‘John Doe’.
“While at Reddington Hospital, dead and injured bodies were still being brought in. By evening when I returned to Reddington Hospital, one of the nurses informed me that the dead and the injured had been transferred from Reddington Hospital to an unknown hospital based on orders from above.
“We have the record of the names of 22 injured persons and one of the dead persons we were allowed to see.”
In her 28-paragraph oath affidavit,filed before the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel, Perpetual gave the names of the 22 persons injured from the shooting as;
Abiola Esther, RFK, Lekan Williams, Felix Nandip, Adams Moses, Akinyele Damilola, Samuela Iordyom, Emmanuel John, Isaac Amede and Charles Uzoma, Raymond Simon Abah, Samuel Anthony, Andrew Ugochuckwu, Bobby Maduka, Moses Oyi, Emmanuel George, Nelson Andrew, Sheriff Akande, Chigozie Chukwujekwu, Damilola Adedayo and 12-year-old Bakare Michael.
Perpetual also insisted that soldiers shot at and killed protesters despite the Nigerian Army arguing that only blank bullets were shot into the air,
She said, “I saw soldiers picking at least seven dead, limp bodies hit by bullet into their vans."