October 30, 2020

10 days after #EndSARS protesters were shot at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters has visited the scene.

During the visitation, members of the panel were taken around the scene of the shooting by officials of the Lekki Concession Company.

Justice Doris Okuwobi (retd.), the Chairman of the nine-man panel, earlier stated that the program of the day for the panel was to visit the scene of the Lekki shootings and to have proceedings based on their findings from the visit.

Okuwob made this known during the panel sitting Friday morning.

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

The Chairperson said “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,”

The panel is expected to reconvene to hear other petitions after its return from the visit to the tollgate.

Meanwhile, Lekki Concession Company(LCC)  has said the footage of the shooting of protesters at thè Lekki tollgate plaza on October 20 is intact.

Abayomi Omomuwasan,  the Managing Director of LCC, said this when he took the panel on a tour of the facilities.

He said most of their equipment was damaged by suspected hoodlums.

Omomuwasan, said, “We are yet to carry out our private investigation into the shootings. Yes, we have the footage intact but there are has been no investigation or document from us on the shootings.

“We have the toll plaza one and the Lekki toll bridge which is also known as TP3. We have the last location which is around the Chevron area. We don’t collect toll there. It is our main office and that is the Toll Plaza two. This is where the shooting of that day occurred.

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