Operators of the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), say the surveillance camera at the toll gate stopped working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day soldiers allegedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters.
LCC Managing Director, Abayomi Omomuwa, made the claim while appearing before the Lagos state Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the Lekki shootings, as well as complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Omomuwa, who submitted footage from the day, also confirmed the cameras that were removed shortly before the shooting, were plate number recognition cameras.
According to him, 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.
He added that the fire outbreak at Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras and it stopped recording.
When asked to explain the why the lights at the toll gate were turned off, he insisted that the company complied with the curfew and asked staff to leave in adherence with the directive of the state government.