Lekki Shooting: Our camera stopped recording at 8pm, says LCC boss


The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has said its surveillance camera stopped working at 8pm on the night of 20 October and did not capture the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters

Abayomi Omamuwasan, LCC Managing Director, disclosed this the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry at its hearing in the Lekki area of the state on Tuesday.

The LCC boss had earlier in the day submitted a hard drive to the panel, saying it contained the incident that happened on October 20, 2020.

But according to him, the CCTV camera stopped recording due to the vandalism of some equipment and fire outbreak at the toll gate.

Testifying before the panel, Omamuwasan disclosed that the CCTV stopped recording around 8pm and did not capture the shootings.

He also said the company had three surveillance cameras located at Sandfill (opposite Oriental Hotel), Ikoyi Bridge and one at Chevron.

He said: “The surveillance camera didn’t capture the shooting.

“It stopped recording around 8pm.”

Omamuwasan added that the fire outbreak at the Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras and it stopped recording.

He explained to the panel that the reason for the power outage at the toll gate was because the company complied with the curfew and asked staff to leave in adherence with the directive of the state government.

He added that the company withdrew its staff from the toll gate following the takeover of the toll gate by the protesters.

Individuals in military fatigues were seen in a video which circulated online opening fire on protesters at the toll gate on 20 October.

The Nigerian Army initially denied involvement in the shooting, saying its soldiers were not at the scene.

It, however, admitted that soldiers were at the toll gate, revealing they were deployed following a request by the Lagos State government. (newsbreak)

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