The operators of the Lekki tollgate, the Lekki Concession Company, on Tuesday, disclosed why lights went off on October 20, the day military officers allegedly shot at End SARS protesters.
The Managing Director of LCC, Abayomi Omomuwa, while appearing before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki shootings, noted that lights went off around 4:30pm and their staffs were not available to switch it on at 7:30pm when the lights come on regularly.
He added that staff in charge of the generators also left because they didn’t want to provoke #EndSARS protesters
“None of LCC staff physically witnessed the #LekkiMassacre.”
“We can only rely on the footage. This is because ‘they didn’t want to provoke #EndSARS protesters.”
“We usually put the lights on at about 7:30. Our people left the location at 4pm. Everyone was asked to go.”
“When the curfew was declared, we obtained permission, and asked all staff to go, including those in charge of the generator.”
“The UPS did come on after IPP went off,” LCC MD said.
Omomuwa noted that LCC did not receive any directive to switch off power or remove cameras.