By Kayode Tokede and Joshua Elekwachi,Abuja.
Access Bank has debunked an Arise TV report claiming that military snipers were positioned on its head office towers to take out civilians at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
However, in a tweet on Wednesday, the Bank said: “We wish to address the statement by Arise TV alleging that military snipers were allowed access to our head office tower for operations at the Lekki Toll Gate area. This is absolutely untrue.
“The video shared on Arise TV featured an employee of the bank conducting routine maintenance at the tower location. It is unfortunate that this was reported as a sniper without any proof.
“As a corporate citizen with the purpose of impacting lives positively, we will never endanger the lives of Nigerians”.
Access Bank further said it is deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate loss of innocent lives yesterday at the Lekki Toll, “we pray that the souls of the innocent rest in peace”.
Military personnel had fired live bullets at unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos on Tuesday night, which led to ‘many dead’ and injured.
Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu had admitted that the protesters were injured but said none died from the massacre unleashed by the military forces on protesters.