Lagos State Govt to pay about N62 million for mass burial of 103 : 2020 EndSars Victims
The Lagos State Government led by Babajide Sanwo Olu who denied any killing during the EndSARS protest and later said on CNN that only two people were killed has finally owned up that soldiers he deployed to the scene killed 103 youths who were protesting with Nigerian flags at the Lekki toll gate.
The unarmed youths were protesting police brutality and at the same time agitating for a better welfare condition for the Nigeria police force when the governor ordered soldiers to the tollgate who opened fire on the youths, killing dozens.
The soldiers killed them and delivered them to Sanwo-Olu who has kept the bodies from public glare for one year and eight months.
This revelation came up through a leaked letter by the state Government addressed to Permanent Secretary ,Ministry of Health signed by Director General in the ministry, Mr. Onafowote Fatai Idowu.
The letter has the subject: ” No objection to mass burial of 103 the year 2020 of Endears victims.
The letter alluded to another letter penned by the PS dated July 13, 2023 with reference no. LSMH/G/NS/013-1/23 in respect of the above subject matter.
“Following our review of your letter and the document attached, we note the following: Mr. Governor’s approval; minutes of ministerial board tender board meeting and procurement planning committee meeting.
The review of your request and based on the information provided there in, the agency has no objection to the award of the contract to Messrs TOS Funerals Ltd at a total cost of N61, 285, 000 only for the mass burial of 103, the year 2020 endsars victims.
The letter directed the PS to make necessary deductions of taxes.
Apparently there were 103 dead bodies from the #ENDSARS protest saga just approved by LASG to be given a mass burial, what a world ” Where are the families of the victims?
However this magnitude of dead bodies did not feature in the so called panel of inquiries report.
Read Also:Rumueme Kingdom Alleges Rivers CP Nwoyi of working with a ‘Killer Group’, send save our souls message to IGP
At the genocide at Lekki tollgate some bodies were carted away in military trucks that night from the video clip that went viral which the some government apologists did not believe and also the Panel of enquiry was denied access to the military mortuary when they visited during on the going panel.
Now, the advocates of “nobody died” can now change their stance.