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Lekki Shooting: LCC says surveillance camera stopped recording at 8pm

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The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) have revealed that the closed-circuit television camera at the Lekki toll gate did not capture the Lekki shootings. 

The company’s Managing Director, Abayomi Omamuwasan made the revelation today, Tuesday while he testified to the Lagos state judicial panel of Inquiry into SARS-related abuses that the surveillance camera stopped capturing at 8pm. 

Abayomi told the panel,  “The surveillance camera didn’t capture the shooting.

“It stopped recording around 8pm, when it was tampered with and stopped”

In a  series of revelations, the MD told the panel that the LCC did not activate the audio recording because it is used for traffic and not security. 

He further said the company has three surveillance cameras located at Sandfill, Ikoyi Bridge and one at Chevron. But none of them captured the shootings. 

When he was asked to explain the reason for the power outage at the time of the shootings, Abayomi said the staff of LCC, , including those in charge of the generator, obtained permission to go home following the curfew directive of the state government.  So there was no staff on ground to put on the generator when electricity went off. 

He also stated that the LCC never received any directive from the government to switch off power or remove camera.

Recall that on October 20, peaceful protesters were shot at by Nigerian soldiers at Lekki toll gate. The Nigerian Army initially denied that their men were not at the scene of the shootings 

But they later admitted that it was the Lagos state government who requested them to be there. 

Earlier today at the Judicial panel, Ndukwe Ekwekwe, a trader narrated how SARS officers threw him off a 2-storey building in Lagos state. 


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