Lekki shooting: Lawyer invokes FOI Act, demands CCTV footage from Sanwo-Olu

Human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong has written Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to request for the authentic security camera recordings of the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting.

Recall that the governor said he had the recordings and promised to make them available to the public.

Effiong, on Monday, said he requested for the footage under the Freedom of Information Act. Under the law, Sanwo-Olu must release the recordings to Effiong within seven days of his application.

See details:


I’ve requested Babajide Sanwo-Olu to furnish me with the following:

1. Authenticated Copies of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020;

2. Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident with its Terms of Reference; and

3. The Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument, Order or Directive under which a revised Curfew was declared and imposed in Lagos State which took effect by 9:00PM on October 20, 2020.

In my application to the Governor of Lagos State, which was delivered this morning at the Government House, I posited inter alia:

“Sir, I urgently require the CTC of the said Instruments and the CCTV records to enable me participate, and properly represent victims at the Panel. It will also be in the overall public interest for these documents to be released to me timeously as that will enhance public confidence in the Panel’s investigation.”

“It is my considered view that refusal of this innocuous FOI request will undermine your commitment to a credible, honest and transparent investigation into abuses by SARS in Lagos State and the remote and immediate cause(s) of the infamous attack on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos on October 20, 2020.”

“Kindly see this request as a good opportunity to honour your oath of office and advance your pledge to ensure that truth and justice prevails.”

“”The eyes of the people of Lagos are watching to see your response to this application.”

This harmless application is made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

See screenshots of the letter below:

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