The Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by the Lagos State government to unravel what really transpired at the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, 2020, has discovered that the army showed up at the scene of the #ENDSARS protest in not fewer than seven vehicles.
This discovery was made on Saturday, when the Panel resumed the viewing of a CCTV footage submitted by the Lekki Concession Company, operators of the tollgate.
The footage showed that the scene was calm until about 6.43pm when people could be seen running towards the tollgate from the Oriental Hotel end.
The footages revealed further that a few minutes later, at 6.45pm, military trucks with flashing headlights arrived the scene. There were no fewer than seven of them.
At 6.53pm, about 10 minutes after the arrival of the military vehicles, the tollgate went into a blackout.
Two minutes later, at 6.55pm, one of the military vehicles drove through the tollgate to the other end where the crowd of protesters was gathered.
This is a contradiction to the earlier statement by the Army that none of their officers went to toll gate that night.