The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has shot down claim that CCTV cameras installed at the Lekki toll gate were removed ahead of the shooting of EndSARS protesters by military troop led by Brigadier General Francis Omata.
The incident, which happened in Lagos on Tuesday recorded several casualties both in deaths and injuries and sparked outrage within and outside the country.
Footage of the moment officials of the toll gate operators, Lekki Concession Company, were removing the cameras ahead of the trigger-happy soldiers’ invasion was captured and posted online ahead.
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Following the ugly turn of event, it was widely believed that the exercise was carried out to prevent the gory scene from being captured with conspiracy crime imputed to Lagos State government, the military and Lekki Concession Company.
In an interview Sanwo-Olu granted Arise Television on Thursday morning, he said security cameras were not removed but that for capturing vehicles’ plate numbers, adding that the former was intact as at the time of the shooting and currently in possession of the authorities.
“CCTV were not removed. What was removed were cameras which captured cars plate number and it was at the discretion of the toll gate operators due to the curfew. The security cameras were intact as at the time of the incident, and now in safe custody” the governor said.