It has been revealed that the surveillance camera at the tollgate stopped working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day Soldiers allegedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters.
This disclosure was made by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the operators of the Lekki tollgate.
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 from the day, also confirmed 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 network, controlled from Chevron.
Omomuwa noted they did not activate audio recording, as the cameras are used for traffic not security.