The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operators of Lekki tollgate, Lagos, has claimed the surveillance camera at the tollgate stopped recording at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day soldiers allegedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters.
LCC MD, Abayomi Omomuwa, stated this while appearing 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).
Omomuwa, who submitted footage of the day also confirmed that the cameras that were removed before the shooting were plate number recognition cameras “early in the day”.
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,” Omomuwa added.
The LCC MD also disclosed 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.
Omomuwa noted they did not activate audio recording, as the cameras are used for traffic not security.