*CCTV cameras captured Lekki shooting, they were not removed
*24-hour curfew may be lifted Friday or Saturday
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed his inability to directly converse with President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday night.
He stated this on Thursday in an interview, noting that he had placed a call on the President twice on Wednesday but that he was at the Federal Executive Council meeting.
“I have not spoken to President Muhammadu Buhari directly. I called the President twice but the first time he was not at the office. The second time he was at the FEC meeting.
“Although the Chief of Defense staff called me and acknowledge that the President received my message”, he said without disclosing the details of the conversations.
In another development, the Governor has insisted that he did not mastermind the Lekki shootings by ordering the removal of CCTV cameras, this was disclosed while addressing residents in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday morning.
However, he aligned with the MD of LCC that the installations were taken off as a result of the curfew imposed by the Government, adding that only the laser cameras for vehicles were removed and security cameras are still available.
“Nobody ordered the removal of cameras at the Lekki toll gate. The MD of LCC said because of the curfew, they made the decision to take out installations.
“The cameras you saw are not security or motion cameras, they are laser cameras for vehicles.
The security cameras are still available, and we are using them for our security investigations,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Furthermore, the Governor has disclosed the likelihood of lifting the curfew on Friday or Saturday.
“Once we see the streets are cleared up and all the agitation and high nerves have gone down, we might slow down the curfew by tomorrow or next tomorrow at the latest,” he said.
Written By Obioma Ezenwobodo Esq
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