Lekki shooting: LCC vows to show footage to investigative panel

Lekki shooting: LCC vows to show footage to investigative panel

- LCC on Friday, October 30, appeared before the Lagos panel of inquiry on victims of SARS

- The management of the company said it would show the footage of Lekki shooting to the panel

- Gbolahan Agboluwaje, the lead counsel to the LCC, said the company was summoned by the panel to present the investigative report on the incident

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As the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos state government for the restitution for the victims of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) continues its investigation, the management of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has expressed readiness to show the footage of the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate by soldiers.

Legit.ng gathered that the head of the legal department of LCC, Gbolahan Agboluwaje, made this known when he appeared before the panel on Friday, October 30.

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Agboluwaje noted that the footage of the October 20 shootings of the #EndSARS protesters by the soldiers was available, adding that the LCC received a summons from the panel on Wednesday, October 28, to appear before it to present the footage and the investigation report.

EndSARS: LCC vows to show Lekki shootings footage to investigative panel
The EndSARS protesters gathered at a popular place in Lagos before the Lekki tollgate shooting. Source: Vanguard.
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He said:

“We have the footage. We do not have an investigation report because we know that investigations are ongoing and we have not been able to provide any document. We had a very short notice and we brought what we were able to lay our hands on."

In his response, the chairman of the nine-man panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, granted Agboluwaje’s request for a short adjournment.

Okuwobi noted that the programme of the day for the panel was to visit the locus (scene of the Lekki shooting) and to have proceedings based on their findings from the visit.

He added:

“We were initially to take note of what we see at the locus and today’s proceedings was to be subsequent to what we see there.

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“The panel will arise very shortly to visit the locus. The panel noted that it is required of the witness to have a counsel of his choice. We will not take the proceedings of the visit of the locus until then."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that controversy trailed the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola's discovery of a camera at the Lekki tollgate.

It was reported that Fashola reportedly discovered the camera on Sunday, October 25, during an on-the-spot assessment at the tollgate.

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