#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial panel continues to examine CCTV footage from Lekki tollgate on October 20

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos state government, continued to examine the October 20 CCTV footage from the Lekki tollgate. The panel was constituted to investigate police brutality and also the shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, October 20. At today’s sitting, the panel continued to review the CCTV footage obtained from the Lekki Concession Company for October 20. The footage reviewed showed that the scene was calm until about 6.43pm when people could be seen running towards the tollgate from the Oriental Hotel end. Two minutes later, at 6.45pm, military trucks with flashing headlights arrived the scene. There were no fewer than seven of them. At 6.53pm, about 10 minutes after the arrival of the military vehicles, the tollgate went into a blackout. Two minutes later, at 6.55pm, one of the military vehicles drove through the tollgate to the other end where the crowd of protesters was gathered. Watch the videos shared below12:00 At about 18:12, the crowd is growing at the toll gate. More people actually arrived after the 4PM curfew time (although the curfew did get push to 9PM).Still no hoodlums. pic.twitter.com/n0UYodDiAW— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:22 It’s now 18:37 on the video. People are milling around, nothing serious going on.In a way, it feels like the quiet before the storm. Military is believed to have arrived about 18:55.That’s also when it’s believed the LCC staff took over manual camera control. pic.twitter.com/YNpaiLHhZU— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:29 Scratch last tweet. 18:41 is about when the military arrived. pic.twitter.com/9N7tw52o6d— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:30 At 18:43, protesters running away, not stoning the military as has been alleged. pic.twitter.com/dX8tB0Or0g— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:36 As at 18:48, the video is being handled manually. You can see from the changes that it’s no longer preset.LCC had claimed all staff left the facility. The video shows this to be untrue.Also, power is off in only one section – the security lights. All other lights on. pic.twitter.com/70aOAaEf4Y— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:38 The guy showing the video has technical challenges. The audience starts “Something is wrong”. People here are highly suspicious of government.But the video is back. 18:49 military are sweeping the area. Some protesters run away. Others gather (this video is silent). pic.twitter.com/ezoXhsY5JC— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:43 Please note the image from the video. The lights on the express lane are still on, while the lights near the toll gate are off.18:52 pic.twitter.com/HCszSo1zWk— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:45 At about 18:52, the video was switched to black and white format. While we lost colour, we can also see clearly.The video is fully manual. There is power at the toll gate. pic.twitter.com/ykQ7PXt4N0— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:47 We just saw the 18:56 moment when the lights on the express lane and beyond were turned off.Some military trucks have crossed to the protesters’ side of the toll. A bullet is seen flying though the air. From what we were told, blanks don’t have that kind of trajectory. pic.twitter.com/ytqCj2ZYSI— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:52 About 19:00 is the last stand. The military move in and the crowd starts dispersing.Lower right of the screen are soldiers moving into position as protesters vacate. This matches what was seen in social media videos. pic.twitter.com/2YN9L81IUc— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:54 At about 19:04 the military have almost complete control of the central area where protesters were.Protesters have run to the far left and are mostly moving towards Lekki. Soldiers take over vacated space.(Vehicles with blinking lights are military). pic.twitter.com/tHGckl0wqb— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202012:57 At 19:06, we have 4 military vehicles in formation, pushing the protesters out of the toll gate area, with only one way to go – Lekki.The vehicle top right ensures protesters don’t cross to the side near Shoprite. pic.twitter.com/zvv9jJhtVB— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202013:00 We are looking at 19:09 on the video. While a most of the protesters have run towards Lekki, a small group is huddled by the toll gate (lower centre), right where they were before.We suspect this was the group where DJ Switch was.Military vehicles now facing that crowd. pic.twitter.com/1JnfFi3mzB— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202013:04 It is now 19:14 on the video. The military vehicles have surrounded the small crowd. One vehicle is high up Lekki Expressway (top right). This will be important later.Also important to note vehicle lights are pointed away from the crowd. There’s still power at toll gate. pic.twitter.com/rR63sahXf0— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202013:11 An important point in the video – 19:22. On the top right, a large dynamic light source is seen top right.That is a fire, and the military vehicle is right beside it. Recall the vehicle up the highway.The military was in control of the area when the fire started. pic.twitter.com/sKOj4icwwT— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202013:16 We have just seen the gun flares in the direction of the protesters – 19:23.Protesters now running toward the lagoon side of the plaza.Please note that nothing is certain from this video orientation and resolution. pic.twitter.com/8P4xP8ufhO— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 202013:21 The room is rather quiet. It’s hard to believe we are watching what we obviously are.19:23 At this point, the military is in control of the area. There’s power at the toll, but no security lights on. The camera is manually operated.The fire up the road is growing. pic.twitter.com/djD1qzG69W— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) November 21, 2020         View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)The post #EndSARS: Lagos Judicial panel continues to examine CCTV footage from Lekki tollgate on October 20 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.


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