The Lekki Toll Gate massacre raised so many questions in the hearts of Nigerians; Why were the lights turned off? Why were the security cameras uninstalled? and now, Nigerians are wondering how Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, found a camera at the scene of the shooting in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
It’s so much to take in: With all the shootings, the fire, and the cleanup by LAWMA and the volunteers, the ‘hidden camera’ was sitting pretty at the toll gate all along. Nigerians are wondering how this is possible.
During the assessment of some of the places vandalised during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest, on Sunday, by ministers and South-West governors, Fashola found the camera which he said must have been planted by “some subversive elements”.
The minister picked up the device with a piece of clothing, as seen in the video below, and reportedly handed it over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos. This camera, they say will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate.
“It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe,” he reportedly said.
Speaking on the shooting at Lekki toll gate, vandalism, and looting, he said:
We are deeply concerned with the ease with which public buildings, utilities, police stations and investment of our people have been burnt despite the proximity of security agencies in those areas. The development leaves us with no other option than to believe that there may be other reasons for continued protests, well-coordinated and funded.
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