EndSARS: We are ready to show Lekki shootings footage, LCC tells panel


The Management of the Lekki Concession Company has expressed readiness to show the footage of the shootings of # EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate by soldiers .
The Head of the Legal Department of LCC , Mr Gbolahan Agboluwaje , made this known when he appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters on Friday .
Agboluwaje noted that the footage of the October 20 shootings of the # EndSARS protesters by the soldiers is available .
He said there are hours of recordings on the CCTV footage.
He said the LCC received a summons from the panel on Wednesday , to appear before it , present the October 20 footage , an investigation report and any other document.
He clarified that while the “ LCC is prepared to air the footage before the panel ” but no investigative report or document is available .
“ 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 ,” he added .
Agboluwaje also told the panel that due to the short notice of the summoning , the Managing Director of LCC , Abayomi Omomuwa, would not be able to testify .
He explained that this is because the company was yet to hire an external counsel to represent the MD .
However, Omomuwa had been sworn – in to give evidence before the panel .
Responding , the Chairman of the nine-man panel , Justice Doris Okuwobi ( Retd . ) , 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.
“ 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 .
“ 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, ” she said.

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