The Lagos State Judicial Panel probing the October 2020 Lekki Toll Gate shootings has heard that the cartridge casings retrieved from the area of the incident are of the same calibre as the live ammunition of the Nigerian Army.
A forensic expert from Sentinel Forensics Ltd, Joseph Kayode, stated this as part of his ballistic report of the forensic investigation of the incident.
The army on November 14, 2020, through then Commander of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Taiwo, denied that soldiers shot #EndSARS protesters with live bullets.
Its claims were backed by the Federal Government.
Taiwo presented samples of blank and live ammunition to the panel, insisting that the soldiers fired only blanks in the air to disperse protesters.
About six bullet shells were said to have been recovered from the scene of the incident.