The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu, has said that the security cameras at Lekki Toll gate were not removed during the shooting of unarmed protesters by armed uniformed security agents at the toll gate on Tuesday.
The governor, who disclosed this on Thursday, during an interview said he has seen footages from the cameras and they will be made available to the judicial panel and the public. He also clarified that the cameras that were removed before the shooting, were ‘low-level cameras that pick car tags when they approach the toll gate’.
“Nobody removed the security cameras at Lekki Tollgate. They are intact,” he said. Few hours before the shooting, images emerged of staff in the uniform of Lekki Concession Company Limited, removing some cameras from the toll gate.
Amnesty International and other campaigners have said at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in two locations in the city.
The Nigerian army has dismissed the reports as “fake news”.