A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, said a leaked Lagos State Government memo on secret mass burial of 103 victims of the October 2020 EndSARS protest is one of the many surprises to come.
Adegboruwa stated this while speaking to newsmen on Saturday.
Recall that Adegboruwa was a member of the Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters.
According to him, nobody in Nigeria would say they are not aware that there were fatalities on the night of October 20, 2020.
It would also be recalled that on the night of October 20, 2020, soldiers stormed Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, where youths converged on to protest police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
The controversial incident attracted global outrage and rebuke by human rights groups including Amnesty International.
The memo dated July 19, 2023, captured steps for the processing of funds after approval by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Lagos State Ministry of Health subsequently confirmed the letter in a statement, insisting that the bodies were not from the Lekki toll gate but were picked by the Lagos State Environmental Health Unit (SEHMU) from various areas across the state.