Lekki Toll Gate shooting mystery has started unraveling as Br. General Ahmed Taiwo has disclosed the roles played Lt.-Col. S.O Bello and Brig.-Gen. F.O Omata.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Commander of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo said the soldiers shot blank bullets in the sky at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20,20 .
NAN reports that Taiwo said Bello who was Commander at the Lekki Toll Gate gave order to soldiers to fire in the air.
Taiwo disclosed this during cross-examination at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restition, on Saturday.
He stated that Bello was the Commanding Officer of the 65 Battalion which was at the Lekki tollgate on the fateful day and Omata was also present at the scene with him.
“When I called Bello he said that while they were being deployed, they were attacked by hoodlums and they released some shots into the air.
“Bello had arrived the scene first before Omata, as the whole 81 Division Garrison had been given the mandate to secure the whole Eti-Osa corridor.
“Omata had left Obalende to meet up with Bello and patrol the whole area,” he said.