Nigerians reject Lekki Tollgate reopening after Judicial Panel gives green light
There has been a long drawn out debate between the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the operators of the Lekki Tollgate and the judicial panel. The LCC had requested to take back control of the toll plaza since December 2020 but the panel refused as an investigation was still going on.
On Saturday, 6 February 2020, news broke that the panel has now given the LCC permission to reopen the Lekki Tollgate. According to Ayobami on Twitter, here is how the panel voted on the matter:
Lekki Toll Gate Opening.
Votes Against LASG:
– Ebun Olu- Adegboruwa
– Olorunrinu Oduala
– Temitope Majekodunmi
– Patience Patrick Udoh
Votes for LASG
– Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd)
– Taiwo Lakanu DIG (Rtd.)
– Lucas Koyejo
– *Segun Awosanya(Sega)
– Mrs. Oluwatoyin Odusanya
— Ayobami Ayobami (@dondekojo) February 6, 2021
However, many Nigerians online are rejecting the reopening of Lekki Tollgate. Here are some of the tweets in support of the Lekki toll gate staying closed:
LEKKI TOLL GATE REOPENING:
The Youth Reps at the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS related abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident will like to formally express our dissent to the Order allowing for the repossession of Lekki Toll Gate.
— Lagosyouthreps (@lagosyouthreps) February 6, 2021
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) February 6, 2021
Let it be known that today, I and @TemiOanu, dissented to the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate on the Lagos Panel.
This, as a result of LCC inability to provide access to their CCTV servers for the forensic expert employed by the panel to authenticate the footage they submitted
— Rinu #EndSARS?? (@SavvyRinu) February 6, 2021
We cannot allow operations to begin at the Lekki Tollgate wen justice has not prevailed! This is wrong! I have always known 4m the start The panel trolls screamed at my absence for is a sham! @followlasg you have failed the young people of Lagos state! #EndSARS
— Dj Switch (@dj_switchaholic) February 6, 2021