#EndSARS: LCC footage before Judicial Panel reveals soldiers arrived Lekki Toll Gate in seven trucks

#EndSARS: LCC footage before Judicial Panel reveals soldiers arrived Lekki Toll Gate in seven trucks

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters, on Saturday, November 21, scrutinised footage depicting the arrival of Nigerian Army soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in seven trucks.

This crucial piece of evidence in the ongoing #EndSARS probe was tendered by the Lekki Concession Company, operators of the tollgate.

1st News gathered the scene was calm until about 6.43 pm; when people could be seen running towards the tollgate from the Oriental Hotel end.

Two minutes later, at 6.45 pm, military trucks with flashing headlights arrived on the scene. There were no fewer than seven of them.

At 6.53 pm, about 10 minutes after the arrival of the military vehicles; the tollgate went into a blackout.

Two minutes later, at 6.55 pm, one of the military vehicles drove through the tollgate to the other end where the crowd of protesters was gathered.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army is under fresh criticism in the wake of the #EndSARS protests; due to the reported killings at Obigbo in Rivers State.

This was contained in a report on the Obigbo incident released on Thursday, November 19.

1st News reports that the report was released by the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law; which expressed “worry and dismay over the continuation of Army massacre operations in Obigbo and global silence trailing same.”

According to the ISCLRL, scores of defenceless Nigerians have been killed in Obigbo.

“The number of slain defenseless Igbo citizens of Obigbo residency and environs in Rivers State; has now risen to at least 60 with between 90 and 100 others shot by the Nigerian Army and deadly injured.

“Dozens have also been permanently disappeared…200-300 others militarily abducted and held in custody only known to the Nigerian Army.

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“The Nigeria Police Force, Rivers State Command is also strongly believed to be holding not less than 100 persons. All the surviving victims…held…by the Army and the Police are strongly believed to be undergoing torture; as well as other harsh detention conditions.

“There are also no credible pieces of evidence showing that the sick and the injured detainees are receiving adequate medical treatments; raising serious fears of some dying in Army or Police custody or both.”

 

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