Lekki shooting: I called Buhari twice, but he wasn’t available for talks – Sanwo-Olu


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday revealed that he has been unable to reach President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening.

Sanwo-Olu who made the revelation during a live interview session on Arise TV on also cleared the air on controversies surrounding the removal of cameras and why ad board light was turned off.

Asked why the cameras were removed, Sanwo-Olu answered, “The cameras removed were not security cameras, it is a laser camera for cars; it picks tags for cars and plate numbers; it is not a security camera; it is an infrared camera; security camera are still available and that is what we are using for our own investigation.

“They did the removal because of curfew; As regards the light LCC put off the light because of the curfew order issued by Lagos State Government. I have never spoken to the owner of the company ( Tinubu’s son), I am very certain their decision was purely a corporate decision.”

The governor who is sounds distressed also assured that footages from the CCTV cameras in Lekii will be made availabe for public viewership.

He added: “I will not stop to continue to apologize to Lagosians. Is it possible to make cctv footage public; Sanwoolu agreed to make the phone call public.”

Called Buhari Twice bt couldn’t reach him directly:

“I made calls to the President twice yesterday but he was I firstly told he wasn’t in office and the second time he was said to be at the FEC meeting; I haven’t spoke to him directly but I have reached the Chief of Staff to the President.

“I will be very careful on what I’ll say. There are reports I have that shows that there is more to this EndSars protest than I can disclose. There are visuals, audios that we have seen that we need to investigate deeper to get dimension and ascertain what to make out of it; I can’t guess. Regarding my speech, I was trying to explain that the hierachy of the military are not in my command; i am not pretending to act as if I have the poower to activate or control the military…”

He also made mentioned that successionist could be being behind the carnage in Lagos.

It wil be recalled that there is a statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful that has a link to the vadalisations that occured in Lagos after the Lekki shooting.

The statement partly reads: “IPOB is calling on all the revolutionists to organize themselves together and bring down every property belonging to former Gov Ahmed Tinubu.

“He can’t aid and abate the killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki and expect to enjoy his stolen wealth in peace.


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