Sanwo-Olu Orders N5m Payment To Driver Assaulted During #EndSARS Memorial
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday ordered the payment of N5 million compensation to an Uber driver, Adedotun Clement.
Clement was assaulted on October 20, 2021, during a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in the state.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Attorney-General has been directed to set up a meeting and pay him the compensation awarded by the court.
This is coming after the Lagos State Government was directed by the court to compensate Clement for the attack.
The Lagos State Governor on Saturday said he was committed to upholding the rule of law.
The governor in a statement on his verified Twitter page said, “Good evening Lagos, as governor, I’m committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ rights with empathy and authority.
“I recently became aware of the case involving Mr Clement Adedotun and the judgement by the Federal High Court, and I understand the impact this legal battle has had on him.
“After reviewing Mr Clement’s case, I’ve directed the Honorable Attorney General to set up a meeting and pay him the compensation awarded by the court.”
According to the governor, although the state government has appealed the ruling, “I’ve interceded in this instance in the interest of the public good, and requested that the state’s Attorney General comply with the court’s ruling.”
Sanwo-Olu said as a strong advocate for the rule of law, he commended all parties for seeking justice through the appropriate channels, adding that he remained committed to upholding the rights of all Lagosians.