Abayomi Omomuwasan, the Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC), has claimed that he did not visit the Lekki toll plaza to ascertain the damage level after the October 20 incident for security reasons.
Recall that on October 20, Nigerian Military officers arrived at the toll gate and reportedly opened fire at the Peaceful #EndSARS protesters.
This led to the destruction of lives and property in the Lekki toll gate area and other Lagos state parts by angry youths suspected to be hoodlums.
Omomuwasan, while appearing before the Lagos state judicial panel, said he had to restrict his movements after the Lekki toll gate incident.
Omomuwasan stated this while being cross-examined by Olumide Fusika, the counsel to #EndSARS protesters.
“From the moment we were blackmailed on social media, I tried to restrict my movement for security reasons. For security reasons, from October 11, 2020, I didn’t go out,” Omomuwasan said.
Olumide Fusika then asked if the Peaceful #EndSARS protest was so violent that LCC staff were attacked, which means Omomuwasan had to restrict his movement.
Omomuwasan said he could not give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
Probing further, Fusika asked: “As MD, so you didn’t care. You mean you’re not curious to know the damage done to your property or the ‘arson’ committed around that area? You wouldn’t know the condition of the place on the morning of October 21?”
The MD replied that he was given a directive not to go to the toll gate plaza at the moment.
The case was adjourned till January 5, 2020, for further hearing and judgment.
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