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Lekki Concession Company (LCC) appears before Lagos panel, asks for more time to testify on the shooting



The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has been filed with the Lagos State Commission of Inquiry into other SARS-related abuse victims who will testify about the events that took place in 2020. On October 20, when soldiers allegedly fired on #EndSARS protesters. Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos.

Although the panel invited the CEO of the company, Mr. Abayomi Omomuwa, instead the  head of the legal department of his department,  Mr. Gbolahan Agboluwaje showed up in front of the panel.”

According to Agboluwaje, the letter inviting the LCC was received late Wednesday evening that they could not act as a legal representative.

He said. “When we received the letter on Wednesday, we found that three things were required, which were the personnel, the investigation report, and any other document.

“We have staff, we have not completed the investigation report, we have no other documents.”

He then asked for a postponement so that they could have legal representation, as they could not receive anything since receiving the letter late Wednesday evening.

“We would be happy if we were given time to get legal representation, we received a very short notice,” said Agboluawa, adding that due to the power outage, they were late for footage at Lekki’s paid entrance.

When asked by the chairman of the commission , Justice Doris Okuwobi , if they have any staff, Agboluaja said. “Yes, we are ready to show the footage.”

During the trial, Mr. Abiodun Owonikoko San announced that he is appearing in court to represent the government of Lagos State.

He said. “I have a mandate to represent the Government of Lagos in this process,” he said.

Responding to the request of the LCC representative, Justice Okuvobi said: “Until he was represented by a lawyer, we would not have taken his testimony, no one would have been denied any legal representation of their choice, but they should remember that the powers of this panel.”

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