Lagos panel views video of Lekki shooting

Lekki shooting

The Lagos State Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for victims of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) has begun viewing video of the shooting that occurred at the Lekki toll gate on October 20.

Some protesters were reportedly killed when men of the Nigerian Army fired gunshots on arrival at the toll gate.

Chairman of the panel Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) on Saturday directed that CCTV footage captured by Lekki Concession Company (LCC) CCTV be played for parties to watch.

The video footage was submitted at an earlier sitting of the panel by LCC managing director Abayomi Omomuwansa.

Following the agreement reached by all counsels at the panel today, Justice Okuwobi directed that the video footage covering 5 pm to 7:59 pm on October 20, should be viewed.

The retired judge noted that it was necessary for the army representative to watch the footage so as to be abreast with the information already provided to the panel by LCC.

Mr Omomuwansa had told the panel during his testimony that his company’s cameras were initially not tampered with until around 8 pm when they stopped recording due mostly to network issues.

He also pointed out that the power outage on the night of the shooting was because its staff were withdrawn from office locations after the announcement of the curfew by the Lagos State Government, so they could not switch on backup generators when power was interrupted.