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#EndSARS: At Least 10 Killed At Lekki Tollgate, Female Witness Says




A girl, who appeared earlier than the Lagos panel investigating police abuses, has stated she believes that no fewer than 10 individuals had been killed on the Lekki tollgate in Lagos State final October throughout the #EndSARS protest in opposition to police brutality.


Sarah Ibrahim, a protester, who stated she witnessed the capturing by troopers on the Lekki tollgate, testified earlier than the panel on Saturday.

She stated at the very least 10 individuals had been killed throughout the October 20 incident.

Ibrahim, who stated she was a volunteer on the protest, stated amongst these shot was an aged man who got here from Ikorodu.

She additionally stated she noticed a soldier throwing a physique into one of many military vans.

Based on Premium Occasions, the witness, who got here with a number of movies and photos as proof to buttress her declare, defined that the Lekki tollgate was chosen as a protest floor due to the CCTV protection and uninterrupted energy provide.

She stated the Lekki Concession Firm, allegedly appearing on an instruction, intentionally eliminated the CCTV digital camera and switched off the lights, together with the billboard mild within the space.

The LCC had testified earlier than the panel, saying it did nothing improper and had no intention to sabotage the protest.

The choose admitted the 95 items of proof offered by Ms Ibrahim and marked them ‘exhibit A’.

Ms Ibrahim stated the protesters had three drones within the space throughout the demonstration which revealed that there have been two cameras on the Sandfill space that the troopers emerged from.

There have been additionally two cameras, one going through the LCC workplace and the opposite going through the tollgate earlier than they had been all eliminated by the uniformed workers of the LCC earlier than the capturing started, she stated.

She had earlier defined that her good friend, “a member of APC (All Progressives Congress)” within the Lagos Home of Meeting, had referred to as to warn her to remain off the protest floor on October 20.

She quoted her good friend as saying that “what they’re planning on the tollgate right this moment, my coronary heart can’t take it.”

She famous that the Nigerian Military officers began capturing from the Sandfill space earlier than they bought to the Lekki tollgate.

“I noticed individuals working in the direction of the stage truck, I didn’t know what was taking place, …and I advised the particular person with the mic that they’re coming. I by no means imagined the Nigerian Military would shoot that means at individuals…whereas the gunshot was taking place, extra individuals got here from the shanties, they usually began singing (the Nationwide Anthem) and waving the Nigerian flag,” she recalled.

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