Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted that the shootings at Lekki Toll Gate took the lives of two protestors and not one as he previously claimed.
He made the disclosure in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson concerning the bloody event that has drawn outcry from around the world.
”Two dead bodies. That’s what we’ve seen from all the morgues, that’s what we’ve seen going to hospitals, that’s what we’ve seen as records.
’What has happened is that there have been so many footages that people have shown but we have not seen dead bodies, we have not seen relatives, we have not seen anybody coming up to say indeed I am a father or mother to someone and I cannot find the person. Nobody has come. I have been round and there is no splash of blood anywhere there.”
He added that CCTV footage indicated that the shooters were military officers and the culprits would be held accountable.
”They certainly would…we will do everything to ensure they are held accountable”
But when he was hard-pressure to assure that punishment would be given, this was what he had to say;
“I am not the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; I am Governor of a State. The report would be out and we would channel the report to all the relevant authorities in the state to ensure that every one that is found culpable is accountable for the act.”
Watch the video here: