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#EndSARS: Mainland Hospital Claims Lagos Govt Directed Them Not To Release Bodies Of Protesters

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi (Source: BBC)

The Medical Director of Mainland hospital, Dr. Abimbola Bowale, says they received a directive from the state Ministry of Health not to release bodies of people who died during #EndSARS protests.

Following the directive by the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon Justice M. A. Dada (Mrs.), the management of Mainland Hospital said it’s been directed not to release bodies of those who died during the protests.

According to Punch, Dr Bowale, said, “It is only the commissioner (of health) or even Mr. Governor that can release the body to you, Sir. So, you will have to contact him.”

A front desk staff of the hospital also told the publication that the hospital’s morgue attendants have been instructed to release bodies of only those who died before and after #EndSARS protests.

All these is coming days after the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Mrs Mojisola Dada in a public announcement, directed relatives of people, who lost their lives between October 19 and 27 to visit the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to identify and claim bodies of their loved ones.

 

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