The Judicial Panel set up by the Lagos state government to probe cases of police brutality is currently viewing Closed-circuit TV (CCTV) footage from the October 20 shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos.
Recall that Lekki Concession Company (LCC) had on Tuesday submitted the footage to the panel.
At its sitting on Friday, the chairperson of the panel, Doris Okuwobi, granted approval for the footage to be played after hearing from counsels.
The video has no sound and Managing Director of LCC, Abayomi Omomuwa, had told the panel that the surveillance camera stopped working at 8pm on October 20 when the incident happened.
Earlier, Counsel for the Lagos State Government, Mr Jelili Owonikoko (SAN), had suggested that the panel only view some portion of the footage to save time.
However, Counsel for the #EndSARS protesters, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, insisted that the entire footage be viewed on the grounds that “we should not sacrifice quality for speed.”
The panel’s chairperson agreed with Ogunlana and ruled that the entire footage would be viewed.
The panel began viewing the footage around 11:30am on Friday. The footage started playing from the morning of October 20, the day of the incident. The shooting was reported to have started in the evening of that day.