Who is Clement Adedotun?
A cab hailing driver, Clement Adedotun, who was assaulted on 20th October 2021 at the #EndSARS memorial will be compensated with ₦5 million.
How Sanwo-Olu Reacted to Adedotun’s Case
This was made known by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who directed the State’s Attorney General “to set up a meeting and pay him the compensation awarded by the court.”
Mr. Governor on his verified twitter account said he was committed to upholding the rule of law.
“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.”
Why Lagos State initially Turned Down Compensating Him
Earlier in the day on Saturday, 24th March, the State had appealed the decision but the Governor said he has to “intervene in the public good and requested that the state’s Attorney General comply with the court’s ruling.”
What Transpired Between Adedotun and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LSNC) At The #EndSARS Memorial
Recall that Adedotun was reportedly tortured and pepper-sprayed by officers of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency and policemen while carrying a passenger to Lagos Mainland when he encountered a gridlock at the Lekki Toll-Gate.
The incident happened during a protest to commemorate the first anniversary of #EndSARS.