The management of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) operators of the Lekki tollgate has submitted video footage of the Lekki shooting from the night of October 20, 2020.
A few days ago, the management of the LCC vowed to cooperate with the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters.
The Managing Director of LCC, Abayomi Omomuwa, submitted the video footage on Tuesday to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki shootings as well as complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Tendering the video footage to the panel, Omomuwa said, “I can confirm that inside here is the video footage that our surveillance camera was able to record for the 20th of October.”
Omomuwa, who submitted footage from the day, also confirmed the cameras that were removed before the shooting were plate number recognition cameras “early in the day”.
According to him, the other surveillance camera, a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) also exists and is still intact.
However, while testifying before the panel, Omomuwa stated that the CCTV stopped recording about 8 pm and did not capture the shootings.
He also said the company had three surveillance cameras located at Sandfill, Ikoyi Bridge, and one at Chevron.
“The surveillance camera didn’t capture the shooting.
“It stopped recording around 8pm,” Omamuwasan told the panel.
Omomuwa noted they did not activate audio recording, as the cameras are used for traffic not security.
He added that the fire outbreak at the Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras that caused them to stop recording.