All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader, Bola Tinubu, has proposed that revenue from the Lagos State Lekki tollgate should be donated to confirmed victims of the shooting that occurred during the #EndSARS protest.
According to him, other identifiable victims of police brutality in the state should also benefit from the proceeds.
Tinubu in a statement on Sunday also absolved himself from allegations of ordering the deployment of soldiers against the peaceful protesters.
“I propose to government that the tollgate be left closed for an indefinite period.
“If it is reopened, revenues should be donated to the confirmed victims of the Lekki attack as well as to other identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos.
“Let government use the money to compensate and take care of those who have lost life or limb in the struggle for all citizens to go about the quiet, peaceful enjoyment of life without fear of undue harassment at this or that checkpoint.’’
On the allegations that he owned the Lekki toll gate concession, Tinubu refuted the claims, saying the toll gate was a public asset of which he had no business interest.
Speaking on his involvement in the killings, he said, “I did not order this or any assault against anybody neither do I have any prior knowledge about this sad event.
“The present situation clearly does nothing to profit me politically or otherwise.
“It has complicated matters for me because many people now wrongfully blame me for a violent incident in which I played no part.
“Still, I stand strongly behind the people of Nigeria and affirm their right to protest peacefully,” he said.
Tinubu also condemned the use of weapons on peaceful protesters, saying it is indefensible.