Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate for president, cannot be held responsible for the killing of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate in 2020, according to Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, the chairman of the management committee for Lagos State Parks and Garages.
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, Tinubu’s rivals in the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, respectively, were playing a political game, according to Oluomo.
The transport manager pointed out that it was unlikely that demonstrators would be killed, the bodies would remain hidden, and the relatives of the victims would not come forward to ask for their loved ones.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his candidate, Bola Tinubu, were the two individuals he supported during the rally he organized in Lagos on Sunday.
“Where are the bodies and where are they buried?” questioned Oluomo. Have they got family in Nigeria? Has Nigeria paid off the mothers of the demonstrators who died? Why don’t their siblings look for them anywhere—not even on social media? Or will Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President or Chief of Army Staff, order the execution of demonstrators at the (Lekki) Tollgate?
“Everyone should come out. They’re lying to us and trying to discredit the Yorubas. This is a game of politics. Atiku and Obi were the ones who hatched their scheme at the time.
Numerous young people took to the streets in Nigeria and other parts of the world in October 2020 to demonstrate against extrajudicial killings by the police, particularly those committed by the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
After the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, the state government established a Judicial Panel to look into complaints of police violence in the state.
The panel submitted two reports: one on the investigation into the Lekki incident and the other on incidences of police abuse.
The panel listed 10 people who died as a result of the Nigerian military’s firing at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. Additionally, it advocated for the prosecution and relocation of the Maroko Police Station’s Divisional Police Officer for the senseless shooting and killing of demonstrators.
The report has since generated controversy, particularly after the Federal Government rejected it due to inaccuracies.