Lekki Shooting Latest: CNN Releases Findings from Its Independent Investigation
CNN has disclosed its findings from an independent investigation ousted out on the October 20 shooting that occurred at the Lekki tollgate.
CNN has shared footage of what seems to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end SARS as well as end police brutality.
CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.
The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.
The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005
Recall Nigeria drew global attention when military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots.
Not Long after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference disclosed that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military. On October 26, the governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains. Read here.
On the day of the incident, the Nigerian Army took to its Twitter handle to debunk claims its personnel was at the ground of the incident.
The Army, On October 27 broke its silence and claimed that the Lagos state governor had invited them to help control the violence that emerged after the protest was hijacked by thugs.
Watch the video from CNN’s independent investigation below: