Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting

Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of
Lekki Shooting
A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, has formally asked the
Lagos State Government to release the CCTV footage of the
Lekki shooting.
On October 20, soldiers fired live bullets at unarmed
protestors at the toll gate.
The action, heavily criticized across the world, caused an
unspecified number of deaths and several injuries.
The Defence Headquarters claimed that videos about the
incident on social media were photoshopped.
On Monday, Effiong announced that he had made requests
to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The fiery lawyer wants: “Authenticated Copies of Closed-
Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on

EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on

October 20, 2020;
“Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the
Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS
Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident with its Terms of
“Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument, Order or
Directive under which a revised Curfew was declared and
imposed in Lagos State which took effect by 9:00PM on
October 20, 2020.”
His application, made pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act 2011, has been delivered to the Sanwo-
Olu’s office.
Effiong wrote: “Sir, I urgently require the CTC of the said
Instruments and the CCTV records to enable me participate,
and properly represent victims at the Panel.
“It will also be in the overall public interest for these
documents to be released to me timeously as that will
enhance public confidence in the Panel’s investigation.
“It is my considered view that refusal of this innocuous FOI
request will undermine your commitment to a credible,
honest and transparent investigation into abuses by SARS in
Lagos State and the remote and immediate cause(s) of the
infamous attack on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll
Gate, Lagos on October 20, 2020.
“Kindly see this request as a good opportunity to honour
your oath of office and advance your pledge to ensure that
truth and justice prevail.”
The rights activist reminded Sanwo-Olu that the world is
watching to see his action on the vicious attack by the
Nigerian Army.

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