IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has agreed to pay the N5 million compensation awarded by a Federal High Court to Adedotun Clement, a driver who was assaulted during an #EndSARS memorial.
Sanwo-Olu, in a tweet on Saturday, said he has directed Moyosore Onigbanjo, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, to set up a meeting and pay him the compensation awarded by the court.
He stated further that he is “committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ rights with empathy and authority”.
He wrote: “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.
“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.
“As a strong advocate for the rule of law, I commend all parties for seeking justice through the appropriate channels, and I remain committed to upholding the rights of all Lagosians.”