The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS has summoned the pathologist at the State’s University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, simply identified as Dr. Abang.
The Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi granted the request for the summons at the instance of the police counsel, Cyril Ejiofor.
Dr Abang is expected to appear before the panel on the next adjourned date, Jan. 29th to testify about the autopsy conducted on late inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami.
Until his death, Inspector Erinfolami was a police inspector, serving in the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping unit, Area C, Surulere.
In a petition before the judicial panel, Mrs Erinfolami said her husband was killed while the police were trying to quell the #EndSARS protest at Surulere area of Lagos on October 12, 2020.
The counsel to the family, Gbemiga Ogunleye, at a previous sitting had told the panel that the inspector was shot when the police tried to stop the protest aggressively.
Today, the counsel told the panel that he has since learnt that an autopsy had been conducted on the late inspector, details of which were unknown to the family.
This prompted the police counsel, Cyril Ejiofor to ask the panel to summon the pathologist at LASUTH, Dr Abang to appear before the panel to testify about the autopsy he was said to have conducted.