The Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company, Abayomi Omomuwasan, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, submitted video footage recorded by the company’s surveillance camera on the night of October 20, when soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area in Lagos.
Omomuwasan while submitting the video footage at the fourth sitting of the panel of Inquiry and Restitution stated that the surveillance cameras had stopped recording at about 8:00 pm.
There were reports that the surveillance cameras at the tollgate had been removed hours before the shooting of October 20.
However, nearly two weeks after the incident, investigations are still ongoing to determine what really happened at the scene of the peaceful protests and who was responsible for the shootings as the Nigerian Army insisted that soldiers did not shoot at the protesters, despite viral videos showing men in military uniform firing the shots.
Although they admitted that soldiers were deployed to ‘restore normalcy’ in the area, the Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division, Army Public Relations, Osoba Olaniyi, in a statement last Tuesday, described reports of a massacre by the officers as “untrue, unfounded, and aimed at causing anarchy in the country”.
Olaniyi also stated that the decision to involve the military was taken by the Lagos State Government after a 24-hour curfew was imposed.
Reports had it that the lights at the toll gate were also switched off minutes before the shooting happened but the LCC has since come out to deny any involvement or connivance in the incidents.