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Lekki Shooting: No Gunshot Wound Reported From Hospitals Where Victims Were Treated – Police

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An Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) in Lagos, ACP Oludotun Odubona, has told the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that hospitals that allegedly treated gunshot victims from the Lekki toll gate made no reports to any police station.

Odubona stated this at the resumed sitting of the panel on Tuesday in continuation of his testimony on the investigation of the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, 2020.

He represented the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, who was summoned by the panel to help with its investigations into the incident.

“Every hospital must make a report of treating gunshot wounds, no one did,” the police officer said. “There was no such report of anyone coming to the station to report that he was shot or witnessed the shooting of another.”

He also responded to questions from the LCC counsel, Rotimi Seriki, and lawyer to the Lagos State government, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN).

Odubona informed the panel that the police were not deployed to the Lekki tollgate on the day of the shooting, adding that they had no cause to be in the axis.

On the activities of the police to prevent the burning of the Oriental Hotel at Lekki, he said some police officers were stationed at the facility to protect lives and properties around.

When asked whether there was a report by police officers within the jurisdiction warranting the use of live ammunition on the night of October 20, 2020, the police officer said there was no such report.

“The highest level of gladiated force is to make use of live ammunition, and that cannot be done unless there is a superior directive. Even when such directives are given, the police don’t shoot to kill, they shoot to maim,” he stated.

The ACP also testified that so far, the police were still searching for weapons that were stolen from the police armoury during the #EndSARS protest.

While playing video evidence to the panel, the witness pointed to a man carrying a weapon, saying the particular individual carted away a box of ammunition that had a twin container and each contained 1500 rounds of live ammunition.

When asked the number of police rifles and ammunition carried away by hoodlums or allegedly looted, the witness said he could not disclose the number as the police were still updating their list.

On her part, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, adjourned until September 17 for the police officer to be cross-examined by the lawyers representing some of the #EndSARS protesters who had pleaded to be allowed to review the pictures and video evidence submitted by the witness before putting in their questions.

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Gunmen Abduct 13 Passengers In Niger

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The Police Command in Niger on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of thirteen passengers by gunmen at Konar Barau village of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Monday Kuryas, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

Kuryas said that at about 1530 hours, the DPO of Zungeru reported that one Mubarak Idris of Kwanawa village, Sokoto State, a driver of an 18-seater bus with registration number LGT 12 XWX loaded with 18 passengers from Yauwuri Kebbi state mostly fishermen heading to Yenagoa Bayelsa state on fishing activities, reported the matter to the police.

He said Idris reported that on getting to Konar Barau sharp bend under Rafi local government area along Tegina — Minna road, suspected bandits in military uniform kidnapped 13 of his passengers and his motor boy.

He said the gunmen also dispossessed the driver with N131,500.

The commissioner said that already aggressive manhunt for the hoodlums had commenced and solicited the support of residents, especially those in rural areas, to assist the police with reliable information that could lead to the arrest of the miscreants.

” We appeal to residents to volunteer reliable information that could aid in apprehending miscreants in the state.

” We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure the protection of lives and property in our area of supervision.

” All we require from residents is vital intelligence information that could aid the security personnel deployed across the state on movement of dubious characters in their midst for necessary security action,” he said.

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Blame Sanwo-Olu For Police Harassment Of EndSARS Protesters In Lagos, Adeyanju Insists

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Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based activist, has disclosed that Sanwo Olu should be blamed over the harassment of EndSARS protesters in Lagos State.

The convener of Concerned Nigerian advocacy group made the remark while commending the police and Department of State Services, DSS, for conducting themselves orderly in Abuja.

In a tweet, Adeyanju said police and DSS operatives should be commended for not violating the rights of Abuja residents.

According to Adeyanju: “The police and DSS in Abuja were professional today. They did not violate protester’s rights and this is a big win for the Federal Government. We have nothing personal against the Government.

“When they behave right, we will praise them. Governor Sanwo Olu is to be blamed for harassment of protesters in Lagos today.”

Police officers had brutalized and arrested some EndSARS protesters in Lagos State.

The protesters had filed out to mark the one year anniversary of the EndSARS massacre in Lekki tollgate.

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Grab Man United Job If Contacted, Domenech Tells Zidane

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Former France coach Raymond Domenech has urged Zinedine Zidane to accept the chance of managing Manchester United if the opportunity is open.

Domenech made this known in an interview with L’Equipe TV, where he said that the former Real Madrid coach has the capability to turn around the fortune of the Red Devils.

Recall that on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly approached Manchester United chiefs and recommended the club replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Pressure has mounted on Solskjaer following Manchester United’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City over the weekend.

Although reports have indicated that Zidane has no interest in a move to the Premier League, Domenech is urging the former Real Madrid to have a rethink.

“What job is he made for when he’s been a multiple Champions League with Real Madrid? What’s left? [Manchester] City, United, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich? There’s five or six clubs. After that, if he takes another club, they’re a step down for him, for someone of his level.

“There comes a point when you can’t let that possibility slip. He’s also got, with [Cristiano] Ronaldo, a direct relay, a translator from Spanish to English.

“He’ll also get away from people who say he only achieved what he did because it was Real Madrid because he knew the players and he’ll prove he’s really a top manager. That’s why I tell him: go for it. Or stay in your comfort, but I don’t think that’s his desire.”

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