The management of Mainland Hospital, Lagos has in the early hours of today revealed that it received a directive from the state Ministry of Health not to release corpses of the suspected #EndSars protesters.
The hospital made this revelation after relatives of the victims went to the hospital to collect the dead bodies, as instructed by the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Mrs Mojisola Dada, via a public announcement. Mrs Mojisola in the announcement directed relatives who had lost their loved ones between October 19th and 27th to visit the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital to identify and claim the bodies of their loved ones.
The public notice released by Mrs Mojisola did not, however, state specifically if the bodies of the suspected #EndSars protesters are included.
The notice reads, “This is to notify the General Public that the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon Justice M. A. Dada (Mrs.) under Section 15, Coroner’s System Law of Lagos State, 2015 the Pathology Team would want all those who have lost loved ones between 19th – 27th October 2020 (that is, next-of-kin of the victims) to provide relevant information that would assist the identification exercise.
“The next-of-kin should kindly contact the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja for the identification exercise of the Deceased.”