National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu, has decried the looting of public and private properties in the state.
Tinubu made this known on today during a courtesy visit m Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting with the governor, Tinubu said he never traveled out of the country as widely reported.
He said that the reason for his meeting with Sanwo-Olu was to inquire from him if he had ordered soldiers to attack #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday 29 October, 2020.
The former governor of Lagos told reporters that he asked Sanwo-Olu “if he didn’t order the attack, who ordered the attack? That’s all I needed from him.”
Tinubu has been criticized in the last few days over his alleged role in the Lekki incident. Consequently, angry thugs set on fore some businesses reportedly belonging to him including a television station, a newspaper house as well as assets of the Lekki Concession Company, the managers of the toll gate.
Speaking further, Tinubu stressed the need for a thorough investigation into Tuesday night attack.
He said, “First, we have to segregate the calendar – those who suffered casualty before the protests from the hands of SARS. You have to separate that from those who suffered casualty due to what happened at the toll gate.
“For those who suffered casualty from SARS, the Commission of Inquiry that is already set up will unearth that and will make their recommendations. I trust the calibre and the character of the people there, they are independent. That is one.
“Those who suffered casualty during the gunshots need to answer some questions too. Even though we want to help, we still must extract information that will help the government to prepare in future and understand how and when to react because the governor, in particular, is a youth.
“As a youth himself, he (Sanwo-Olu) quickly went to Abuja with the 5/5. The government immediately put into action, dissolved the SARS and had to work through other recommended actions, the needs they demanded. Within a few days, he reported back to the public. That is responsive enough.
“But where are we getting the looting, the carnage, the burning, the invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, maiming of the innocent? It is a handshake beyond the elbow.”
Asked about his whereabouts in the past few days, Tinubu said, “I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still a Jagaban.
“Fake news is all over the place. They say Seyi my son was kidnapped and was chased but look at him. I didn’t pay a penny to bring him here.”
Tuesday night attack at the Lekki toll gate has been condemned by both local and international civil rights organisations and personalities.