The present Federal Minister of Works and Housing as well as a one time governor of Lagos State who served two terms from May 29th, 2007 to May 29th, 2015, as well as a Nigerian lawyer, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has been allegedly reported to have spotted a mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate where there was an unforgettable shooting Tuesday 20th October, 2020.

This was disclosed on Twitter by Vanguard Newspapers on their verified Twitter account with the caption, “#EndSARS: Fashola discovers mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate https://t.co/aRQ9ViKy6Z #vanguardnews”

According to the detail of the report in the online website of Vanguard Newspaper, the discovery was made during a courtesy visit to the present Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu as directed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellent, Muhammadu Buhari.

More so, the detail of the report also revealed that, the discover was made in the process of making assessment at the venue of the event where the shooting took place. Upon discovery, Fashola having picked the camera with an handkerchief, handed it over to the governor for further forensic analysis and investigation.

In addition, according to the report, Fashola expressed that the camera might have been planted before the shooting took place.

As at this time, the outcome of what is in the camera is yet to be disclosed. Some Nigerians who saw the Tweet of Vanguard News expressed skepticism in their reactions.

See some of their reactions below:

A previous Aviation Minister and principal Chieftain of the fundamental resistance in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has on Sunday shot the previous legislative head of Lagos state and the current National head of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over remarks on the Lekki shootings. 

Responding to an announcement credited to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, where he stated, “Losses of Lekki shootings have inquiries to reply.” Fani-Kayode noticed that the reaction of the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu to Lekki killings is endeavoring to censure the nonconformists for their own demises and for being passed up unfeeling men in Military weariness. 

Fani-Kayode expressed that unfortunately as opposed to showing any regret or showing any lament for the terrible barbarity, with a grin and funny tone, the APC public pioneer apparently said nothing other than I am “still the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban” 

In a short article made accessible to VANGUARD, Fani Kayode said he would not be cowed and entranced to talk reality regardless of whether everybody has chosen no stay silent. 

Fani-Kayode stated, “Regardless of whether the entire nation is cowed and hypnotized by Tinubu and acclaims his hardness, vanity, deception, trickery, heartlessness, over the top desire, absence of dread of God and doublespeak I FFK, the Voice of the Voiceless, the Servant of Truth, the Lover of God, the Beloved of the Lord, the Otunba of Jogaland, the Sadaukin Shinkafi, the Odum Agu and the Odugwu Eze won’t. 

“His spell can’t quiet, tie or visually impaired me as it has done to other people. I perceive the truth about him and his vain and egotistic words here (Tinubu’s response to Lekki killings) have affirmed it. To think I once cherished and appreciated you gives me restless evenings and goose bumps. How might I have been so visually impaired?” 

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Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare said yesterday that the #EndSARS protest was a tip of an iceberg saying any attempt to resolve the issues must go beyond the surface to excavate the underlying factors that led to the protest.

Speaking during the State of the Nation Broadcast, Bakare said that no degree of brutal repression of protesters can quench the flame of protests in the hearts and minds of the Nigerian people.

His words: “Your bullets may drive them off the streets, but your bullets cannot pierce their spirits or puncture their resilience.

“Our overarching challenge is systemic governance failure which, over the decades, has worsened the living conditions of Nigerians. As a result, although the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been disbanded, the spirit of SARS continues to prowl unchecked.

“For too long, the Nigerian people have been subjected to a less than desirable nation. For too long, the citizens of our country have been served insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment. For too long, our people have been denied access to the basic goods that make for a decent standard of living. We have been denied quality education, good healthcare, quality roads, access to electricity, and much more.

Bakare, who is also the Convener of Save Nigeria Group, in his message titled: ‘The building blocks of nationhood: A blueprint for the new Nigeria’ said this at the church’s new auditorium in Oregun.

He, however, appealed to the youths, whose patriotic spirits have been brutalised and traumatised by a repressive Nigerian state, not to lose hope.

He said: “I salute the courage of this unbreakable generation; I salute the resilience of every Nigerian youth, named and unnamed, who has stood up to be counted in this momentous era. I remember at this time the heartbreaking tales of extortion, torture, rape, and murder that drove our young people to the streets in the first place.

“Our hearts bleed at the memory of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate who were shot and killed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, by the Armed Forces of the Nigerian state as they held up the Nigerian flag. May their souls rest in peace and may God comfort their families.

“In like manner, we also remember those unsung heroes of the Nigeria Police Force who, despite being part of an institution that has the worst reputation for corruption and ineptitude in the Nigerian public sector, serve with remarkable professionalism and bravery, sometimes doing so at the cost of their lives.

“I encourage them to keep hope alive because the Nigeria of their dreams, the New Nigeria, is within reach. I appeal to the older generation to speak up at this point in defence of our hard-earned freedom. This is not the nation our founding fathers lived and died for. This is not the nation we fought for in the trenches of pro-democracy movements.

“This is not the nation we hope to bequeath to our children. We will build this nation, not upon the altar of the blood of our young people, but on their visions and aspirations. I am confident that we can end the brutalisation of our people, put an end to the State-Aided Robbery Squad, and begin the process of nation-building.

“It is time to turn the stumbling blocks of our past into stepping stones to our future. Let us, therefore, arise to build a great nation, that all who have died in the quest for a new nation will not have died in vain, and that the Nigerian dream will become the Nigerian reality.”

Bakare also acknowledged the efforts made by the government to address the protesters’ demands, saying “government must move from commitment to full compliance in the implementation of the 5-for-5 demands of the EndSARS protesters and in overhauling our policing architecture.

Above all, I strongly recommend that President Muhammadu Buhari should ensure that those who ordered armed soldiers to fire on innocent citizens are fished out and made to face the full weight of the law. The officers who carried out such wicked acts should also be prosecuted under international legal standards.”

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Zahra Buhari-Indimi, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the discovery of food items and other COVID-19 palliatives in several warehouses across the country is evidence that her father is not the problem of the country.

The President’s daughter stated this in an Instagram post on Sunday.

She wrote, “Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem.”

Youths in the country have been attacking warehouses where COVID-19 COVID-19 palliatives are stored in several states.

Warehouses in Lagos, Plateau, Osun, and Kwara, Ekiti, Cross River, and few other states have been attacked and looted dry in the wake of the End SARS protests.

Cartons of noodles, sacks of garri, and bags of rice, tomato pastes, and many other food items, some of which had gone bad due to poor and prolonged storage were found in the warehouses.

The food items were palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 to cushion the effects of the pandemic lockdown.

Some were found and looted from private homes of politicians in some instances.

Reno Omokri told the celebrities who said that they did not see any bodies at Lekki massacre that they are using the wrong thing to chase clout. He said that the eye witness testimony is that they shot and killed people, and took away the dead bodies, and the spent bullets, so there won’t be evidence. He also said that many families still think that their relatives are missing without knowing that they are no more.

Reno said that there are many things they can talk about. He warned that the strong eyewitness testimony from djswitchchaholic might hurt their career forever. This is his statement.

“Celebrities saying that they did not see any bodies at #LekkiMassacre are using the wrong thing to chase clout. The eyewitness testimony is that they shot and killed people, and took away the dead bodies, and spent bullets, so there won’t be evidence. Many families still think their dead relatives are missing! There are many things you can talk about as a celebrity.

But respect yourself and don’t dishonour the men and women who died fighting for your freedom from oppressors at Lekki. To cast doubt at their deaths. Even after the strong eyewitness testimony by djswitchchaholic, is something that might hurt your career forever. #EndSARS.

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A civil society organisation, Lagos Democratic Coalition, has revealed that the soldiers who carried out the killing and maiming of unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate were members of Operation MESA (known as OP MESA) in Lagos State.

The coalition said contrary to the denial by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu on his involvement in the shooting of the protesters on the 22nd of October, 2020, he (Sanwo-Olu) actually ordered the operation.

The coalition, in a statement signed by Henry Ojugbana Esq., its Secretary-General and Comrade Senami Ojikutu, Convener, and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, went on to explain that the Governor has complete control over this security outfit and the RRS (Rapid Response Squad) as the chairman of the Lagos State Security Council that comprises the Commissioner of Police of Lagos State Command, the commander 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, the Director of State Security Service in Lagos State as well as heads of the Navy, Air Force, FRSC, Civil Defence and LASTMA.

The OP MESA is a joint internal security outfit comprising military personnel drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force and set up by the Nigerian Military in 2008 to complement the efforts of the Police in fighting violent crimes in Lagos and in other states.

The Lagos Democratic Coalition said that the Governor’s order to violently dislodge peaceful protesters from the Lekki toll gate with lethal force was carried out by and in conjunction with the command instruction to the coordinator of OP MESA by the Commander of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Musa A. Etsu-Ndagi (allegedly without prior notice to or approval from the military authorities) as well as ACP Tunji Disu, the Commander of RRS.

The group said that whilst the total number of persons killed in the state sponsored shootings is yet to be ascertained, “we are aware that not less than 12 persons have been confirmed to have died from the fatal shooting and many have been confirmed to have been fatally shot during the carnage some of whom do not have access to and/or cannot afford medical treatment.

“It is mind-boggling that Governor Sanwolu would order the killing and maiming of the very citizen he swore an oath (and has a constitutional duty) to protect. It is indeed a sad irony that the protesters gathered at the Lekki Tollgate to protest against police brutality and bad governance in the country only to be slain and maimed by their own Governor.

“We know that the blockage of the Lekki Tollgate by the protesters caused significant financial loss to the Governor’s Godfather and benefactor who is known to have a controlling financial interest in Lekki Concession Company (LCC) – the operators and concessionaires of the Lekki Toll Road.

“Nonetheless, the flouting of curfew as well as temporary and minor injury to the financial interest of the Governor’s Godfather does not warrant and cannot justify the use of lethal and deadly force against unarmed protesters by Governor Sanwolu and his military and political collaborators.

“Governor Sanwolu’s inconsistent, conflicting and unintelligible explanations bare implausible denials with respect to who deployed the soldiers, snipers and armed policemen to the scene of the protest.

“We dare to say the Governor has been speaking half-truth on this matter. And as such, there are questions begging for answers: why the soldiers and policemen were deployed when the curfew declared by the Governor was yet to commence?

“Why the Governor had hurriedly imposed a curfew when there was relative calm in the state and without adequate prior notice?

“Why the CCTV cameras mounted at the tollgate were dismantled shortly before the shootings began and why the lighting and streets lights at the scene of the protest were switched off shortly before the soldiers and armed policemen arrived the scene of the protest and began shooting at protesters are the babbling of a guilty man trying to absolve himself of a heinous crime he knows fully well he is guilty of.

“The Governor’s promise to investigate the killing and maiming of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Tollgate would be an exercise in self-deceit.

“Aside those injured and slain at Lekki Tollgate at the behest of Governor Sanwolu and their distraught families, all Lagosians are victims of Governor Sanwolu’s misguided and callous decision to attack unarmed protesters with lethal and deadly force.

“Our offices, houses, warehouses and shops have been looted and burned to the ground. Our lives, livelihoods and businesses have been grounded. Our streets and public spaces are burning, unsafe, polluted and have been taken over by criminals and hoodlums.

“Public institutions, facilities and buildings which offer essences services – courts, police stations, prisons, mass transit buses, government offices, banks, shopping malls, bridges and roads have either been destroyed or razed to the ground.

“Even our traditional institutions, such as the palace of the Oba of Lagos, were not spared. The destruction of the Oba’s palace is without a doubt a sad consequence of the Governor’s reckless judgment and callous disregard for human life even though the Oba of Lagos is unabashedly tainted politically and disconnected with the people that the youths of his kingdom did not rise in defence of their monarch’s throne and palace.

“We call upon Governor Sanwolu to own up to his involvement in and responsibility for the death and fatal injury of patriotic, unarmed and innocent young Nigerians who were protesting and fighting for a better Nigeria to the good people of Lagos State.

“We also demand that an independent panel of inquiry be set up by the Federal Government to investigate the killing and maiming of our compatriots for simply exercising their constitutional rights to protest.

“Given his culpability for the death and fatal shooting of protesters, Governor’s Sanwolu’s promised panel of inquiry on the Lekki massacre will be nothing but a shambolic exercise designed to mislead Lagosians and will not be independent of the government of Lagos State and its Governor who is himself complicit and implicated in the killing and fatal shooting of protesters.

“We demand an independent panel of inquiry that will be led by the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Labor Congress with public hearing as modus operandi as anything short of this will be tantamount to a charade and journey to where.”

If this is leaked video is true, then surely we are doomed. The video shows piles of foreign currencies parked in a room. And some were already damaged. The currencies are Pounds and Euros as seen from the pictures and video below.

500 Pounds stocked together at a place.

The person behind the camera, who appears to be a guy from his voice was complaining bitterly about how the former Governor, T.A Orji and the present Governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu decided to stock this large amount of foreign currencies in the room instead of keeping it at the bank. He also made mention of some of the damaged currencies which he was asked to remove.

I am dumbfounded, not because of the large amount of money but because of how some of them were already damaged.

Picture showing the already damaged currencies

Abia State is currently facing a lot of problems of which number one is bad road. For a good number of years, right from the time of the former Governor, T.A Orji, the road leading to Abia State and other roads within the state have been in a bad state and nothing meaning have been done up until this moment.

If this money was use for such project, I don’t think the people of Abia State will ever forget these governors. Instead they decided to hide these currencies and now, most of them are already damaging.

Pictures Showing other Foreign Currencies such as Euros.

The state have been in great pain as regards to the economic down turn. People are in hunger and seeking for means to survive, yet it seems as though these people do not have human sympathy.

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Indeed, the current situation of the country have opened many loop holes in the country starting from the bursting of warehouses where Covid-19 palliatives were kept hidden from the public in different states of the country.

Is there still hope for the common man in Abia State and the country?. Can a graduate and a non-graduate survive in this country, seeing how the government who claims to have the welfare of the citizens at heart is doing?. These questions and more needs to be answered.

These politicians will come again by 2023 and start promising the citizens of things they won’t keep up with. This currencies kept hidden in that room as some are already damaging should be looked into and those behind it should be brought into book.

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Top social media handles including Twitter and Instagram have experienced unrest since the massacre happened at the Lekki Toll gate, on the 20th of October 2020. It all started on that fateful day when unarmed and peaceful protesters were been shot by military men, at the late hour of the day. Masses were murdered in cold blood and most persons were left injured. The soldiers reportedly carried some dead bodies and blocked the access to ambulances and other first aid medical services.

Since then, there have been several posts and tweets from various celebrities and citizens, demanding for justice. They also condemned the act of the soldiers and channelled the blames to the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu.

An operative removing the cameras before the massacre :

Babajide Sanwo Olu during a visit to the victims of the massacre:

The Lagos State Governor:

The case became worse after the Lagos State Governor denied that there were not fatalities and the forces were beyond his control. The president promised to address the citizens, but people were disappointed with the exclusion of the massacre in his speech.

Following the killings, several private and Government properties have been destroyed and looted. Nigerians keep on fighting for justice, day and night in order to ensure that the death of the deceased are not in vain.

As we all know, Twitter is a popular social media platform with millions of users. Since the killings in Lekki, millions of tweets have been added, with hastags #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality.

While surfing the internet, in search for more details about the killings, I stumbled at the profile of a man,whose tweets was full of predictions concerning EndSARS protests and it’s activities. The most surprising and amazing part of this man was that he correctly predicted the Lekki Massacre, giving details of how it would occur in sequential order.

The purpose of this article is reveal his tweets hours before the massacre and the warning he gave to all protesters, after the announcement of curfew in Lagos, on the 20th of October 2020.

The game of politics is one which cannot be understood or comprehended by a mere citizen. To understand the game of politics, you must be involved in politics. This man’s case seems to be different. I likened him to a prophet, because his predictions were 100 percent accurate, as if he was the masterminder of the massacre.

Stay tuned!

Who Is This Doctor?

This man is a UK based doctor and a social media ( Twitter) user. His name is ‘ Doctor Harvey Olufumilayo. Although I have little information about him, but i was amazed at his predictions. Regarding his profession, he has nothing to do with politics, but he predicted correctly.

Disclaimer : All information and predictions concerning Doctor Olufumilayo was gotten from his official Twitter handle. The images and predictions were from his Twitter handle.

What Were The Predictions And Warnings He Gave To Protesters?

His predictions were related to the plans of the Government. After the announcement of the curfew in Lagos, he advised and warned all citizens to leave the protest ground ( Lekki Toll gate) and go to their various houses. He also made mention of the involvement of soldiers and how the Government would deny it.

See Screenshots Of His Prediction And Warning Tweets Below:

After reading all these, I was marvelled at the degree of accuracy in his predictions. He is a qualified doctor and owns a large hospital in Lagos, but he predicts politics and political activities like an expert.

Note: You can verify his Twitter handle for clarification.

Picture credit : Twitter

Despite his predictions about the massacre, he is still predicting the next steps to be taken by the government

What do you have to say about these predictions?

Was the man a prophet?

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NTA Journalist Who Survived Lekki Shooting Described It A Miracle, Gives Info On What Happened

A female journalist working with the Nigerian Telecision Authority, Jennifer Uloma Igwe was caught up at the Lekki Tuesday Night’s Massacre. She was present at the vigil to cover it, when things took another turn and eventually, lights were turned off and shootings began.

The video which was shared on Twitter showed the journalist in a black top and white trousers, covering the protests while asking the protesters questions, especially on why they chose to defile the curfew and come out.
Determined to get their cause, the protesters were driven by forces beyond fear of arrests by the government and came out to the Toll Gate the same night.

Eventually, the lights were turned off and the people started hearing shootings. Sirens were blarring all around, and the journalist hid in what looked like a gutter with her colleague.
She described her survival as a miracle, as she had a really close shave with death.

The video was shared to Twitter, and has already gotten thousands of views in less than 2 hours.

A report published by the Digital Forensic Research Lab on Thursday noted that open-source evidence contradicted these denials.

Forensic analysis of videos showing the killing of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday as authentic in spite the Nigerian Army’s classification of the reports as fake and the Defence Headquarters’ claim that the footages were doctored.

According to HumAngle, a report published by the Digital Forensic Research Lab on Thursday noted that open-source evidence contradicted these denials. 

Satellite imagery of the Lekki Toll Plaza from Google Maps.@jean_leroux/DFRLab via Google Maps

“Several videos corroborate the location and presence of Nigerian soldiers at the Lekki Toll Plaza, a major toll highway toll concession in the South of Lagos,” said Jean Le Roux, the lab’s Research Associate for Southern Africa. 

“Video footage posted on Twitter place Nigerian soldiers at the plaza where they are seen approaching peaceful demonstrators and opening fire. Subsequent footage shows injured civilians being carried away from the same location.”

@jean_leroux/DFRLab via Google Maps

“A different video shows what appears to be soldiers of the Nigerian Army approaching protesters where they were stationed behind plastic barriers. Soldiers approached the group and opened fire. No warning is heard in the video. Muzzle flashes indicate that several of the shots seen and heard here were fired into the air,” it stated.

Screengrabs from a video uploaded to Twitter showing what appears to be members of the Nigerian Army approaching protestors and opening fire. Arm patches, camo and berets are consistent with that of the Nigerian Army.@only1switch/archive, left and center; Globalsentinelng.com, top right

It confirmed using features close to the toll gate and across the channel that the video was taken “looking into a Northern direction on the Eastern part of the toll gate, suggesting that protesters were approached from both the east and west by law enforcement, as suggested by some witnesses”.

“Video footage also identified injured protestors at the same scene. The author of a video uploaded to Twitter on October 20 shows injured and bloodied protestors with the author claiming they were shot by soldiers. As the video pans, a parking garage to the south of the toll gate can be seen,” DFRLab continued.

“Another video taken in front of the toll gate showed several injured protestors being carried off in the presence of camouflaged soldiers, presumably the same soldiers seen in the second video above. At least two protestors are carried away, while a third is seen on the ground during the video,” it added.

Geolocation of the last video placed soldiers at the Southern section of the toll gate’s Eastern part.

“Despite denials by the Nigerian Army, open-source evidence links the presence of Nigerian soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate at the same time as the first reports of shooting came in,” the organisation emphasised. 

“Video footage also showed Lekki Toll Gate protestors, who had been peaceful in the preceding 11 days, bloodied and injured in the presence of these soldiers.”

According to Amnesty International, an on-the-ground investigation revealed that at least 10 people were killed when armed officials of the Nigerian Army opened fire on the protesters.

“These shootings clearly amount to extrajudicial executions. There must be an immediate investigation and suspected perpetrators must be held accountable through fair trials. Authorities must ensure access to justice and effective remedies for the victims and their families,” it said.

Source : SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK