Nigerian popular investigative journalist has countered the report of a Nigerian UK-based forensic expert, Dieye Willie-Harry, that claims that the bullets used by the Nigerian military to engage the protesting Nigerians at the tollgate at Lekki Lagos on the 20th of October, 2020 were blanks and not live ammunition. To put it in the words of the reported expert he said the bullets were not ‘high velocity projectiles’. Read that here.
The said expert pegged the level of trust he has on his report at 99.999%.
Willie-Harry, the director and senior consultant of Oxygene Consulting UK Ltd, testified on Tuesday, September 28, via Zoom link.
There are no fewer than 14 petitions relating to the alleged shooting incident, out of the 235 petitions received by the panel between October and December 2020.
The petitioners alleged that soldiers from the Army’s 81 Division, Victoria Island, Lagos fired live bullets on peaceful demonstrators, injuring and killing some.
Kemi Olunloyo, an investigative journalist living in Lagos, the Nigerian city were the shooting took place has countered the report of the expert and blown it all away like smoke. In a report via a post she made on her verified social media accounts she said the said expert’s company has been dissolved and has no website or address. She also berated CNN for failing to attend the judicial panel where their counter report and evidence would have been submitted.