Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions.
But the governor said those who lost family members to the shooting should be able to prove their case.
His comment echoes that of his alleged godfather Bola Ahmed Tinubu who said those who “suffered casualty at the shooting also have some questions to answer” about their alleged attackers.
Speaking during an interview session with Becky Anderson on CNN’s “Connect the World with Becky Anderson” on Monday, Sanwo-Olu said the CCTV footage at the Lekki Toll Gate would be available for the State Judicial Panel of Enquiry to review as part of the investigation into the Lekki Toll Gate shootings.
“We will be committed to a full investigation of what happened and people would be held accountable,” he said.
“They certainly would be held accountable. We would do everything possible to ensure that they are held accountable.
“People have claimed that their friends and family members have been killed.
“So, this Judicial Panel of Enquiry is meant to bring all of these stories to accountability; where we can make restitutions, where families can prove and identify officers that were responsible for this.
“I am not the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; I am Governor of a State.
“The report would be out and we would channel the report to all the relevant authorities in the state to ensure that every one that is found culpable is accountable for the act,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu, who claimed that no one was killed at the shooting, is under pressure to release the Lekki tapes after humans rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong invoked the Freedom of Information Act to request for the footage.