I can only control my personal guards – Tinubu has denied any involvement in the shooting at the toll station in Lekki.
Bola Tinubu, head of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has denied any involvement in the Lekki booth shooting that led to his death.
The Lagos politician, who was interviewed by the Olu Philips TV channel by phone, expressed shock at the shooting, and also said that he was ready to file a complaint with the highest authorities.
Tinubu denied the shooting order and also claimed that he could only control his guard. He reiterated that he would never be part of any group that uses live ammunition against protesters.
Insisting that he has always been an activist, the chief of the APC expressed sympathy for the victims of the accident and advised the federal government to “catch whoever gave the order (to fire) and bring them to justice.” He also recalled how he was falsely accused of supporting the #EndSARS protests.
Tinubu, who said he did not believe Bukhari ordered the shooting, called for calm about the incident. He also denied that he had a stake in the toll station in Lecchi or that he suffered losses due to the ongoing blockade of the area by #EndSARS protesters.
“It is early morning, I absolutely cannot talk to the authorities or wake them up. I tried to contact the NSA, I tried to contact the commander of the army.
“Do not call the president at this hour, but I categorically condemn this act. There are other ways to resolve or disperse a protest. Why should they use live bullets? There are rubber bullets.
“I’m not even sure if they are still from the Nigerian army, I’m not sure how well the army uniform has been tested. But this is not as critical as the bloodshed that occurred.
“We lost sleep, we lost our peace of mind, (and) we just need to deal with it.”