- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said no security camera was removed prior to the Lekki shooting
- According to the governor, the only camera removed are "infrared cameras that pick the tag and number plate" of vehicles
- Sanwo-Olu said the security cameras are still intact on the tower and footages from them will be used for investigation on the shooting of protesters
With Lekki shooting still gaining momentum amid floodgates of reactions globally, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.
Speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.
Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.
"That camera you saw is not a security and CCTV camera. That camera is not a motion camera, It is a nasal camera for vehicles. What the camera removed does is to pick the tag and number plate when you approach in the fast track lane.
"It is not a camera for human beings but an infrared camera. Security cameras are still available. These are some of the footages we are going to use for our own investigation.
"Security cameras are installed on the top of towers and they are there. Nobody can touch the security camera. So, the cameras the pulled off was the decision of the local personnel of LCC in conjunction with total management because of curfew.
"On the light, there was a consensus arrangement by the cooperate organisation in charge to pull off the light because of the curfew put in place."
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has vowed to report the Nigeria Army operatives who shot at the peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate to the military "high command."
Speaking during a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, closely monitored by Legit.ng, Governor Sanwo-Olu sued for understanding and peace.
The governor also stated that he would report the security operatives who carried out the attack on unarmed protesters to President Muhammadu Buhari, being the commander-in-chief.
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