Nigerians on Twitter are mocking Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, over his claim of finding a “secret camera” at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos five days after the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters at the place.
Amnesty International reports that before the massacre started, some officials were seen removing security cameras at the place and then moments before the shootings began, an electronic billboard which lights the area was switched off, plunging the area into darkness — a cover which the military used to operate.
No less than 12 persons were killed at the place while several others were injured.
The Lagos State Government deployed workers to clean up the toll gate without forensic investigation to determine what occurred there.
Two days after the exercise, Fashola in company with Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and some South-West governors “discovered” a solitary unburnt camcorder resting on the ruins of the damaged toll gate.
Fashola said the camera must have been planted by “some subversive elements”.
He picked up the device with a handkerchief and handed it over to Sanwo-Olu.
He said, “I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the toll gate, I believe.”
Reacting to his claims, celebrity, Toke Makinwa wondered how possible it is that a singular camcorder survived the chaos.
Woke up to the news of the discovery of a camcorder at the lekki toll, a camcorder in 2020? Just sitting pretty, waiting for the investigation team? Survived a fire? No damage done to it from the chaos? Nigeria will make you walk naked in the streets, make it make sense, #Endsars
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) October 26, 2020
FASHOLA, the BROWN panther 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Vyw5ea5Ccp
— Omo Kiikan 💙 (@OmoKiikan) October 26, 2020