By David Adenekan.
To start with, the desperate attempts by Governor Babajide Sanwoolu and Asiwaju BolaTinubu to change the narrative of what actually transpired at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 is not going to fly. Also, the blame game will not change the narrative. It was simply a case of genocide exposed by information technology (digital age).
Moreover, Tinubu and Sanwoolu are claiming that nobody was murdered at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 and they are doing everything humanly possible to cover up the murder of innocent youths at Lekki toll gate. Who removed the CCTV cameras and turned off the street lights few hours before the gory murders remain a misery?
In another twist, ex Governor Babatude Raji Fasola who visited the crime scene and tried to cover up the massacre of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate by telling the world that the CCTV was never removed. “A concerned pointed out the direction of the camera was facing a different angle from the actual place the incident happened, and also that the lens was closed. It means the camera was not used as at the time it was dropped, thereby implying that the camera was planted to clear those responsible for the Lekki tollgate killing from the crime”.
What was Babatunde Fasola doing at a crime scene? Is it proper to visit a crime scene? Don’t you think Babatunde Raji Fasola, who is not a police officer has compromised the evidence and forensic analysis of the crime scene? It is the duty of the police to immediately secure the perimeter to collate and collect all the exhibits; and do forensic analysis bearing in mind that the protest is against ineptitude, lack of training and inefficiency of the Nigeria police.
In addition, I honestly think the make believe story about one of the victims of Lekki toll gate massacre that allegedly stole a cellphone in a hospital while receiving treatment that is currently trending in the news and social media is another horrifying attempt to clandestinely change the narrative from the massacre of peacefull protesters and painted them as miscreants, hoodlums, hooligans, scavengers, looters, and thieves.
Tinubu in an attempt to change the trajectory, queried the presence of protesters at the Lekki toll gate. He posited that we should ask the victims of the sad event “what, where and how questions”.
It is pertinent to note that neither Tinubu nor Sanwoolu has taken responsibility for the MASSACRE of Nigeria Youths who were peacefully protesting at the LEKKI TOLL GATE on October 20, 2020 (The Black Tuesday).
Methinks the story of a victim of Lekki toll gate massacre that allegedly stole a cellphone while receiving treatment in a hospital is another ploy to label the Nigeria youths that protested at the Lekki toll gate as criminals. In other words, they are trying to change the narrative from a peacefull protest to a violent one.
In my view, this is another wicked and barbaric way to justify the MASSACRE of Nigeria youths.
At this juncture, it is very important to critically analyze the video clip of the story.
It is important to consider these following questions to have some clues.
One, what is the name of the hospital that claimed one of the victims stole one of the nurses’ cell phone?
Two, what is the name of the nurse that her phone was allegedly stolen?
Three, why are the identities of others were not revealed apart from the alleged thief?
Four, where is the alleged suspect was hiding the stolen phone in his half naked body despite the fact that he was wearing a fitted short without an inner pocket?
Five, where is the CCTV footage that captured the activity that incriminated the boy? We need to see the video.
Six, who caught him with the stolen cellphone and who is the owner of the hospital?
Seven, what is the exact address of the boy that was accused of stealing a cellphone? That he lives somewhere in Ikoyi around Bonny Camp is not enough, a detailed information about his family, neighbors and his characters will help.
However, if these questions are not answered, may I submit that this is a sinister attempt by Tinubu and his acolytes to label the protesters as criminals to change the narrative.
Suffice to say that Tinubu and his cabal will not stop at nothing to change the narrative because they are desperately fighting for their political lives.
Can Tinubu and Sanwoolu ever redeem their battered image?
These people are evil geniuses.
Prejudice apart, I doubt if there is a hiding place for Tinubu and Sanwoolu. This is the digital age and we are gathering and collating the evidence of all the footages. Tinubu and Sanwoolu are likely going to face the international court of Justice at Hague in Netherlands for genocide.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian chief of army staff, General Burutai are culpable too and both cannot escape justice . The evidence we have gathered are overwhelming and no amount of cover up, threat and propaganda can change the narrative.
In the final analysis, the fact remains that at LEKKI TOLL GATE on October 20, 2020 some Nigeria youths that were peacefully protesting to end police brutality and extra judicial killings were murdered in cold blood.
This is the narrative; Tinubu and Sanwoolu have questions to answer at the international court of Justice, Hague, Netherlands.
May the blood of our fallen heroes at the LEKKI TOLL GATE water the tree of freedom.
David Adenekan writes from Chicago, Illinois.