Summon Fashola over Lekki tollgate camera – #EndSARS lawyer tells panel

Adesina Ogunlana, the lawyer representing #EndSARS protesters at the Lagos state Judicial panel on Inquiry, has called on the panel to invite the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over the camera he found at the Lekki tollgate on Sunday, October 25.

The South-West governors and Ministers paid a visit to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the massive destruction of lives and properties during the EndSARS protest.

During the tour of some of the public facilities destroyed, Fashola found a camera which he said would help in the investigation of the EndSARS protest case after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

Ogunlana told the chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, today during the hearing that Fashola needs to be summoned so that he he can explain how he found a camera at the Lekki tollgate few days after the shooting to place.

He argued that the visit by Governors and ministers at the Lekki tollgate where the camera was found by Fashola intruded with the evidence.

Ogunlana stated this at the panel while cross-examining the Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company, operators of the Lekki tollgate, Abayomi Omomuwa. He asked the director if he was aware of the visit by the Lagos State Governor and other South-West Governors and ministers.

The director in response said he only read it in the news as he reveals he does not report to the Lagos State Government.

Then Ogunlana asked him, “Where is that camera that the minister, popularly known as Agent Fash, removed?” And in response, Omomuwa said, “I don’t know.”

However, counsel for LCC, Rotimi Seriki, objected to Ogunlana asking Omomuwa questions about Fashola. Replying to Seriki, Ogunlana said the issue was crucial to his case and asked if the panel had issued a summon on Fashola.

Justice Okuwobi who chairs the panel then told Ogunlana that he would have to follow the proper procedure if he wanted Fashola’s appearance before the panel.

“I wouldn’t know if it is too early for me to apply for Minister Fashola to appear before the panel to assist investigation?”

 

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