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We’re Not Allowed To Release Bodies Of #ENDSARS Protesters – Mainland Hospital Reveals



According to The PUNCH, the management of Mainland Hospital, Lagos, has said it cannot release the bodies of #EndSARS protesters.

The hospital says it has received a directive from the state Ministry of Health not to release corpses of suspected #ENDSARS protesters.

Our correspondent visited the Mainland Hospital after the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Mrs. Mojisola Dada, via a public announcement, directed relatives who had lost loved ones between October 19th and 27th to visit the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital to identify and claim bodies of their loved ones.

The #ENDSARS protests had lasted between October 7th and 20th in Lagos and several other states of the federation.

While the protests lasted, relations, friends and associates of missing persons claimed their relations had either been killed or held incommunicado by security agents.

Of particular concern was the Lekki toll gate shooting of Tuesday, October 20, where peaceful #ENDSARS protesters were shot at by security agents, leading to yet-to-be ascertained number of casualties.

The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them.

The public notice by the Lagos State coroner did not, however, state if the bodies that had been scheduled for release also included those of persons who died during the #EndSARS protest.

It reads in part, “This is to notify the General Public that the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon Justice M. A. Dada (Mrs.) pursuant to 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.

“The next-of-kin will be required to provide means of identification of themselves and their loved ones.

“Only the parents, siblings or children, in that decreasing order of preference are expected to come to LASUTH.

“These next-of-kin shall be required to come with clear photographs of the missing person and their own upper body photographs; and also provide samples for Reference DNA Profile, where necessary.

“This profile will be compared with those already collected at autopsy from the deceased.

“It is only after a definitive scientific identification that the bodies of the deceased shall be released by the Office of the Chief Coroner to the next-of-kin for burial.”

When our correspondent visited the Mainland Hospital mortuary in Yaba, Lagos, on Friday, the front desk staff said there was a clear directive from the state government for dieners [morgue attendants] to release only the bodies of those who died before and after the #ENDSARS protests.

“If an individual was part of the #ENDSARS protest, we cannot identify or do anything about it for now.

“But if the body was brought before or after the protest, I could pass the picture to see if morticians had come across the face in the mortuary.

“Relatives can come when the government lifts the ban on such corpses. We are just waiting for the announcement to be made before we start releasing those bodies to the families,” the attendant, who refused to give his name, said.

When our correspondent spoke with the Medical Director of Mainland Hospital, Dr. Abimbola Bowale, he maintained what the mortuary attendant had 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,” he said.

Upon further probing, the MD said, the matter was “at the level of commissioner and governor.”

“It is not within my power. You will have to write to the honourable commissioner for permission before any corpse can be released.

“I hope you know that there is a pending injunction on all #ENDSARS-related cases?

“With that injunction, I am beginning to think it may take the court, not even the governor or commissioner, to grant such request. They may have to involve the ministry of justice now. It is now a legal issue,” he maintained.

All efforts to reach the Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; and Director, Public Affairs at the state health ministry, Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, were unsuccessful.

They also did not respond to text messages sent to them.

However, the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said the state government would soon react to the issue via a Press statement.

“The chief coroner issued an announcement on Wednesday saying people should go and identify the bodies of their loved ones.

“There is a plan to release the bodies after the coroner’s inquest, according to the law. That is to show you the government has nothing to hide.

“I will issue a Press statement on that soon. We are still fine-tuning it at the moment,” he said on Friday.

As of the time of filing this report, the Press statement has not been issued.

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Shatta Wale disgraces Joint77 for making grammatical error; he replies



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Controversial dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has made fun of his former signee, Joint 77 for making a grammatical error during an interview.

Shatta Wale in a Facebook post mocked his former signee for finding it difficult to construct a sentence.

According to Shatta Wale, Joint 77 failed to graduate from school and also allowed his friends to ‘fan fool’ him which is why he can’t speak good English.

Joint 77 was explaining in an interview why he left the Shatta Movement Camp and was struggling to complete his sentence.

“If you go school wey u no graduate wey you make your friends fan fool you say you reach, you will be like “i wouldn’t left”, Shatta Wale wrote on Facebook.

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However, Joint 77 has also taken to Facebook to reply his former boss for making fun of him.

In a long Facebook post, Joint 77 described Shatta Wale as a hater and asked him to direct his frustrations towards his problems.

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According to Joint 77, he is surprised by Shatta Wale utterances and that he has revealed his true colours.

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“She’s like the little sister I never had“



DMW boss, Davido, has said that his new signee and first female artiste, Liya, is like the little sister he never had.

Davido speaks of Liya

In an interview with BeatFM London, he revealed that he treats her like a sister and is very protective of her.

He revealed that even when they go to clubs together, that he keeps Liya in a private table with her own friend.

He went further to reveal that the reason it took him long to sign a female artiste is because women need attention and they cost more in terms of shooting a video and more.

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Brotherskeeper Organization Withdraws Motara’s Membership As Video Of Her Mocking A Child Surfaces



Motara became a topic for discussion after she was spotted making fun and humiliating a little street girl who was begging for alms.

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Brothers Keeper is an association of which Motara is a PRO

The association after sighting the video has stated that her actions are against the mission of the association and therefore withdrawn her membership.

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In a tweet the association posted they said

Brothers Keepers, an organization she is part of, has now cut her off following the anger the video incited. Making the announcement on Twitter, the group wrote;

Brotherskeeper is an organisation that believes in humanitarian services and not the contrary. Due to this, we regret to announce that @ladymotara is no longer a member of Brotherskeeper and has been suspended from her duty as the Pro henceforth. The reason for this decision stems from a viral video circulating on social media of our PRO making fun of a beggar in her car while driving and sipping her drink.

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This act goes contrary to what our great organization stands for and believes in; therefore, it has been condemned in all sincerity. She is hereby directed to handover every documents of the Brotherskeeper organisation in her custody. We wish her good luck in her endeavours. Brotherskeeper will never be in support of any degrading or dehumanising act. We stand for love, tolerance and much more.

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