- Bola Tinubu has reacted over the killing of EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate
- No fewer than seven protesters were killed on Tuesday, October 20, by soldiers at Lekki
- Tinubu also denied having investment in Lekki tollgate
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Hours after the killing of some EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said he would never be part of any carnage.
Legit.ng reports that Tinubu was reacting to the attack which saw security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.
Speaking with Channels in a telephone interview on Wednesday, October 21, the former governor of Lagos state, condemned the action allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, saying, “Why will they use live bullets?
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, fielding questions from the journalists. Credit: Twitter/Bola Tinubu.
“I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.”
The APC leader also denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the firm which manages the tollgate.
“I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate. We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused and reported to the presidency that I was behind the protests, that I was a sponsor of the protests.
He also said he refuted the allegations and appealed to the youths, asking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to respond to the demands of the protesters.
“That was why he (Sanwo-Olu) set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The governor has gone to the home of one of the victims to appeal to them. He has put N200m together as part of restitution and compensation for those attacked.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state police command banned all forms of EndSARS protests on Tuesday, October 20.
It was reported that the police public relations officer in the state, SP Oluwamuyiwa Adejobi, said that no protest or gathering or possession, under whatever guise, would be permitted within Lagos.
The command, therefore, informed all Lagosians that it is working with all security agencies that have already been to enforce the curfew and the ban on all protests.
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