Hours of footage of Lekki shooting incident available – Toll gate operator

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The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operator and concessionaire of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says footage of the October 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers is available.

The company also said it was ready to show the footage if required to do so.

Head of the Legal Department of LCC, Mr Gbolahan Agboluwaje stated this Friday when he appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident.

Agboluwaje spoke after Mr Abayomi Omomuwa, the Managing Director of LCC, had been sworn-in to give evidence before the panel.

He said the footage runs into hours.

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Agboluwaje said that the LCC received a summons from the panel on Wednesday to appear before it and was  also ordered to present the Oct. 20 footage, an investigation report and any other document.

“We have the footage. We do not have an investigation report because we know that investigations are ongoing and we have not been able to provide any document,” he said.

He, however, noted that the LCC was prepared to air the footage before the panel and that there are hours of recordings  on the  CCTV footage.

“We had a very short notice and we brought what we were able to lay our hands on,” he said.

Agboluwaje told the panel that due to the short notice of the summoning, the Managing Director (MD) of LCC, Mr  Omomuwa,  would  not be able to testify because the company was yet to hire an external counsel to represent the MD.

Mr Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN) announced his appearance as the counsel representing the Lagos State Government.

Responding, the Chairman of the nine-man panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd), granted Agboluwaje’s request for a short adjournment.

Justice Okuwobi noted that the programme  of the day for the panel was to visit  the locus (scene of the Lekki Shooting)  and to have proceedings based on their findings from the visit.

“We were initially to take note of what we see at the locus and today’s proceedings was to be subsequent to what we see there.

“The panel will arise very shortly to visit the locus. The panel noted that it is required of the witness to have a counsel of his choice. We will not take the proceedings of the visit of the locus until then,” she said.

 

 

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