We don’t just go lekki toll gate Governor Sanwo-olu call us
The Brigadier General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo, 81 Division Nigeria Army of the Nigeria Army who testified under oath before the Lagos Judicial Panel on what transpired at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, has revealed that the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu requested the presence of the Army to quell riots in the state.
However, according to Gen Taiwo, the state failed to communicate a change in the onset of a 24-hour curfew invoked by the governor. The state had changed the onset of the curfew from 4pm to 10pm to allow stranded commuters get home.
“It is a shame that the Lagos crisis has been reduced to what happened at the Lagos Toll Gate,” Brigadier Taiwo said.
“Little mention has been made of the wanton destruction that happened prior to that occurrence,” he continued, with ample mention of policemen lynched by mobs in some parts of Lagos.
“What is worse is that the families of the Police that were killed will not get closure because of the way their bodies were disposed.”
Taiwo also said that “the world over, it is the custom that the army intervenes when a situation overcomes the police and paramilitary services.”
He quoted Section 217 2C to back up his assertions.