A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has demanded an urgent response from the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over a document circulating online concerning the controversial EndSARS protest.
The document had alleged that Sanwo-Olu approved the mass burial of 103 protesters who were claimed to have been massacred by joint forces of the Nigerian Army and the police during the October 2020 mass protest against police brutality tagged #EndSARS.
The document, which has gone viral online, surfaced almost three years after the government had denied there was brutal killing of unarmed protesters who were waving the Nigerian flag and chanting the national anthem when the military allegedly opened fire on them at the Lekki toll gate.
In a series of tweets on Sunday via her verified Twitter handle, the former Minister questioned if the Governor actually knew the State had a record of 103 dead bodies from the EndSARS shootings, demanding for an urgent response.
Ezekwesili, in a separate statement, also claimed that the nation’s public leaders have reduced the dignity of human life to zero, describing it as the most wickedest thing they have done to the citizen.
She added that she trembles at the number of investigations that the citizens would expect sensible governments to launch at all levels of governments in the near future.
She wrote, “Mr Governor of @followlasg , @jidesanwoolu , here is a document that has gone viral on social media, stating that your government procured services for mass burial of 103 corpses killed during the #EndSARS protest?
“Is this so?
“Mr Governor actually knew the State had a record of 103 dead bodies from the #EndSARS shootings?
“We need your urgent response.”
“I often shudder at the sheer number of inquisitions that Citizens would in the good future expect sensible governments at Federal and State levels to launch all over this country.
“The wickedest thing Nigeria’s variant of public leaders have done to citizens is to reduce the dignity of human life to ZERO. They shall someday surely account… if not on earth… in heaven before the Creator of Life”.