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Uber Driver Assaulted By Lagos Security Personnel During #EndSARS Protest Demands N500million Compensation



An Uber driver, Adedotun Clement, who was bodily assaulted by safety brokers, who fired tear gasoline canisters to disperse protesters marking the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS marketing campaign within the Lekki Tollgate space of Lagos State has demanded N500,000,000 as compensation from the Lagos State Authorities.

SaharaReporters had on Wednesday reported that some protesters and journalists suffered different types of assaults from safety brokers throughout a clampdown on residents on the tollgate.

In the course of the assaults, some protesters and journalists filmed among the tense moments of assaults.

A number of video clips confirmed safety brokers, together with males of the Fast Response Squad, the Lagos State Environmental and Particular Offences Unit (activity drive), the Nigeria Police Drive and the Lagos Neighborhood Security Corps, amongst others, brutalising journalists and protesters.

One of many movies, which went viral, confirmed the safety brokers, significantly policemen and officers of the LNSC, subjecting Clement to dehumanising torture, as he struggled towards being locked up in a Black Maria.

Regardless of his pleas for mercy to validate his declare of being an Uber driver, one of many cops slapped him, because the LNSC official pepper-sprayed his eyes.

Clement in a letter to the Lagos State Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice signed by his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong demanded a public apology from the federal government.


“Now we have written to the Lagos State Authorities by way of the Lawyer Basic of Lagos State to demand fee of the sum of N500,000,000 (5 Hundred Million Naira) as compensation to Mr. Adedotun Clement for the gross violation of his basic rights to dignity of the human individual, private liberty and property and for the deprivation of his supply of livelihood and the destruction of his car,” an announcement by Effiong learn.

“Adedotun Clement is the harmless Uber driver that was assaulted by some officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Security Corps (LNSC) and Nigeria Police Drive through the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

“Along with fee of financial compensation, we additionally demanded that disciplinary measures be taken towards the culprits who assaulted Adedotun, and that they need to be prosecuted in courtroom according to the Anti-Torture Act and the Felony Legislation of Lagos State. Additionally, we’re equally demanding a written apology from the state authorities.

“It needs to be famous that the car of Mr. Adedotun has been returned however in a nasty situation. The brokers of the state authorities broke and broken the entrance windscreen of his Toyota Corolla. The car was in good situation earlier than it was towed away on Wednesday, twentieth October, 2021. However upon reaching the place the car was taken to on Friday, twenty second October, 2021, Adedotun noticed the destruction finished to his car by brokers of the state authorities.

“The implication is that he can not use the car to earn a residing till it’s repaired. My consideration has additionally been drawn to the general public assertion by the Lagos State Neighborhood Security Company (LNSA) whereby it’s acknowledged that two officers of the company had been subjected to orderly room trial, discovered responsible of assault and basic unruly behaviour and suspended for 2 months.

“Whereas we commend the Lagos State Authorities for admitting that the conduct of its brokers was legal and unprofessional, we discover the 2 months suspension meted on the 2 officers grossly inadequate and unacceptable. It’s not a deterrence. The officers needs to be dismissed and diligently prosecuted in a courtroom of regulation to function a deterrence to others.

“Lastly, we expect the Lagos State Authorities to answer our modest calls for inside 48 hours or we may have no different possibility however to begin authorized proceedings to hunt redress for Adedotun.”


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