Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has rejected a court order to compensate the Uber driver who was tortured during the EndSARS memorial.
A Federal High Court in Lagos had on March 14, 2023, ordered the Lagos State Government to pay the sum of N5 Million as compensation to Adedotun Clement, an Uber driver who was assaulted on October 20, 2021, at the Lekki Toll-Gate during the first EndSARS memorial.
Clement was carrying a passenger to Lagos Mainland when he encountered a gridlock at the Lekki Toll-Gate during a march to commemorate the first anniversary of EndSARS. He was tortured and pepper-sprayed by officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency and policemen.
The attack on the Uber driver was captured on video and went viral, sparing outrage.
Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, filed a lawsuit against the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force to seek redress.
Following the judgment, Effiong wrote a letter Governor Sanwo-Olu on March 16, 2023 demanding…
Source: Linda Ikeji