Ayodeji Seriki in Lagos
Officials of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) created a scene at the Judicial Panel of Equity on Police Brutality on Friday, 30 October, 2020 as they declined when asked to submit the video footage of the Tollgate shooting.
At the panel sitting, held on Friday at Lekki, Phase 1, the LCC officials were on present to testify before the chairman of the panel, Justice Okuwobi on the events that took place on Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate where peaceful protesters were allegedly shot at by soldiers.
Testifying at the panel on Friday, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan and one other official of the company confirmed that they are in possession of the video footage of the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
However, when asked to submit the video, they refused saying the company’s lawyer had to be on ground before he could submit the video.
Justice Okuwobi called for an on-the-spot-assessment of the incident venue where the LCC MD took the panel members round the torched tollgate.
The LCC Boss, however confirmed to the panel members that the cameras were on top of the tollgate and that they were never switched off but he was also quick to add that at a time, the cameras were damaged.