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 has begun viewing the CCTV footage submitted by the Lekki Concession Company, operators of the Lekki toll gate.
The Managing Director of LCC, Abayomi Omomuwa, had submitted the video footage on Tuesday.
The video has no sound and Omowuwa had told the panel that the surveillance camera stopped working at 8pm on October 20 when the incident happened.
According to the LCC MD, the footage was retrieved from the surveillance camera mounted by the firm on a mast at the tollgate.
Counsel for the Lagos State Government, Mr Jelili Owonikoko (SAN), had suggested that the panel only view some portion of the footage to save time, but counsel for #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, insisted that the entire footage be viewed on the grounds that “we should not sacrifice quality for speed.”
But the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel ruled that the entire footage would be viewed.
The panel began viewing the footage around 11:30am on Friday.
The footage, which is currently being viewed, shows peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the toll gate on the night of October 20, 2020.
It also shows that the lights at the toll gate were on.
For now, the footage has not shown the arrival of soldiers at the toll gate.
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