EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Orders Payment Of N5m Damages To Assaulted Driver
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has directed the payment of N5m damages to a driver, Adedotun Clement, who was assaulted by officials of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency and the Nigeria Police Force during the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protests on October 20, 2021, at the Lekki Toll-Gate.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had earlier in March ordered the state government and the police to pay the sum of N5 million as compensation to the driver.
The court also condemned the torture of Clement by officials of the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force.
Clement was assaulted on October 20, 2021, while he was carrying a passenger from the Island to the Mainland part of the state when he encountered the protest at the Lekki Toll Gate which was disrupted by officials of Lagos State and the police.
Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa had held that the treatment meted on the applicant amounted to a violation of his right to dignity and awarded the sum of N5 million as damages.