In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, October, 2020

#EndSARS: Future Proceeds From Lekki Tollgate Ought to Go To Victims Of Police Brutality

#EndSARS: Future Proceeds From Lekki Tollgate Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality


Bola Tinubu

Former governor of Lagos state and APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu has instructed to the federal government to make use of the funds generated from the Lekki Toll Gate to compensate the confirmed victims of the Lekki assault in addition to to different identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos.

In a press release launched on Sunday, October 25, the previous Lagos state governor denied claims of getting a monetary stake within the tollgates.

“As we speak, I converse to those that consider within the significance of, and wish to know, the reality. The slander geared toward me relies on the untruth that I personal the toll gate concession. The hate mongers prevaricate that I ordered the Lekki assault as a result of the protests had brought on me to lose cash as a result of interruption of toll gate exercise.

The toll gate is a public asset. Given what has occurred, I wish to suggest to authorities that the toll gate be left closed for an indefinite interval. Whether it is reopened, revenues ought to be donated to the confirmed victims of the Lekki assault in addition to to different identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos.

Let authorities use the cash to compensate and handle those that have misplaced life or limb within the wrestle for all residents to go in regards to the quiet, peaceable enjoyment of life with out worry of undue harassment at this or that checkpoint,” he mentioned.

The politician accused his political opponents of arranging the coordinated assaults on his institutions, TV Continental and the Nation newspaper. He mentioned he had prior data that each companies could be attacked by looters and arsonists,

“Though geared up with prior discover of the upcoming trespass, I didn’t name anybody to hunt or request for the military or police to deploy not to mention assault, kill, or injure those that razed and vandalized these properties.

I didn’t need any bloodshed. These components, principally hirelings of my political opponents, wreaked their havoc and destroyed these buildings and services and I thank God that the staff of those two media establishments managed to flee largely unhurt.

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Why would I be so moved as to instigate the military to assault peaceable, law-abiding folks on the toll gate the place I’ve no pecuniary stake, but elevate not a single finger to cease employed miscreants bent on setting hearth to those necessary media investments?” he requested

In accordance with him, the accusation that he ordered the deployment of troopers towards the peaceable protesters “is a whole and horrible lie.”


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