The Lagos State Government says the 103 bodies who were prepared for mass burial are persons who died in violent clashes across parts of the state during the #EndSARS protest and not from the Lekki tollgate incident.
A statement released on Sunday, and signed by Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Health, says the bodies were retrieved by the State Environmental Health Unit.
The places where bodies were retrieved from include Fagba, Ketu, Ikorodu, Orile, Ajegunle, Abule-Egba, Ikeja, Ojota, Ekoro, Ogba, Isolo and Ajah, as well as a jailbreak at Ikoyi Prison.
Dr Ogboye says the mass burial was prompted by the need to decongest the morgue in a procedure which, he says, follows very careful medical and legal guidelines.
He also stated that adverts and announcements were placed by the office of the Chief Coroner between 19th and 27th of October 2020 calling on members of the public who had lost or missing loved ones to identify and claim any of the dead.
According to him no one responded to the call or claimed any of the bodies.