The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday on live television changed his stance of there being no fatality to only two recorded deaths and no bloodstain at the scene of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting.
Popular Nigerian DJ, DJ switch who was at the scene of the shooting, made a video confirming at her time there, they had already recorded about 15 deaths. Contrasting reports on the number of deaths have been coming up with the latest stated that no fewer than 30 protesters died as a result of the shooting.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke to CNN’s Becky Anderson, said: “Two dead bodies, that is what we have seen from all the morgues, that’s what we have seen going to hospitals, that’s what we have seen as a record.
“What has happened is that there have been so many footages that were seen, that people have shown, but we have not seen bodies, we have not seen relatives, we have not seen anybody truly coming out to say I am a father or a mother to someone and I cannot find that person. Nobody has turned up. I have been to the ground; there is no scratch of blood anywhere there.
“From the footage that we could see, because there were cameras at that facility, it seems to me that they would be men in military uniform. That’s what the footage shows.”