April 17, 2021

Lekki Shooting: Our Cameras Stopped By 8pm, No Audio — LCC To Judicial Panel

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The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the operators of the Lekki tollgate, has claimed the surveillance camera at the tollgate stopped working at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day soldiers allegedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters – Galaxy TV

At 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 (SARS), LCC MD, Abayomi Omomuwa, explained when the Camera stopped working.

He also submitted footage from the day,  confirmed the cameras that were removed before the shooting were plate number recognition cameras “early in the day”.

Omomuwa stated that the other surveillance camera, a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) also exists and is still intact.

“We never, ever tampered with the surveillance camera until about 8pm, when it was tampered with and stopped recording,” Omomuwa added.

According to the LCC MD,  they have three surveillance cameras: at the Lekki toll gate, one at Ikoyi, and another at Chevron. The cameras are linked via a network, controlled from Chevron.

He maintained that they did not activate audio recording, because their cameras are used for traffic not security.

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