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Ikoyi Prison Riot: Witness Says Over 150 Inmates Were Killed In 2020

by Kunle Awosiyan

A former inmate, Christian Akara, has stated that no fewer than ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY persons were killed by an armed squad during an invasion of the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos State.

Akara gave the testimony on Tuesday while speaking before Magistrate A. O. Komolafe of the Lagos Island Coroner Division sitting at Court 4, Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.

The the coroner inquest was to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of some inmates in the prison on October TWENTY TWO TWENTY TWENTY .
Akara was responding to questions from Amanda Demechi-Asagha, an interested party in the inquest and counsel for a deceased inmate, Shola Raphael.

The witness said he saw a number of armed men entering the facility and shooting directly at inmates.

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