#EndSARS: future proceeds from Lekki toll points should go to victims of police brutality – Tinubu
Former Lagos Governor and APC Chief Bola Tinubu has suggested that the government use the funds from the Lecchi toll station to compensate confirmed victims of the attack on Lecchi, as well as other identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos. …
In a statement released on Sunday, October 25, the former governor of Lagos state rejected claims that he had a financial stake in toll stations.
“Today I am addressing those who believe in importance and want to know the truth. The libel against me is based on the deceit that I own the concession for the toll collection point. Hate dealers intimidate that I ordered the assault on Lecca because the protests made me lose money due to interruptions in toll booths.
The motorway exit is a public good. Given what has happened, I would like to propose to the government to keep the toll station closed indefinitely. If it is reopened, the proceeds are to be donated to confirmed victims of the attack on Lekki, as well as other identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos.
Allow the government to use the money to compensate and care for those who have lost their lives or health in the struggle to ensure that all citizens can enjoy a quiet and peaceful life without fear of undue persecution at one or another checkpoint, ”said.
The politician accused his political opponents of organizing coordinated attacks on his factories, TV Continental and the Nation newspaper. He said that he had preliminary information that both companies would be attacked by looters and arsonists.
“Although I was informed in advance of the impending offense, I did not call or ask anyone for an army or police to deploy, let alone attack, kill or injure those who destroyed and destroyed this property.
I didn’t want bloodshed. These elements, mostly mercenaries of my political opponents, caused chaos and destroyed these buildings and structures, and I thank God that the staff of these two media institutions managed to escape largely unharmed.
Why should I be so excited to incite the military to attack peaceful and law-abiding people at a toll station where I have no share of money, but not lift a finger to stop hired thugs seeking to set fire to these important media investments? “churches
According to him, the accusation that he ordered to send soldiers against peaceful demonstrators “is a complete and terrible lie.”