Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has reacted to the report of the Lagos state inquiry panel into the October 20, 2020 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate.
The panel report, which unsettled the government at both the Federal and state levels, found that both the Nigerian Army and police shot and killed unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Appearing on TVC on Tuesday, Elliot confirmed that he knew beforehand that there was chaos, calamity in Lekki on the said date.
He said, “I read it and it was very heartbreaking. Heartwrenching. I knew there was a calamity, chaos. Except you are not Nigerian or you are not human. You would feel for everybody.
“I have always said something. When MKO died and the government of the day denied and denied, it took this government to come and say you know what, we have wronged you. This is the truth and they actually gave democracy day.
“We have always said the truth comes out. There is no how you would try to hide it, the truth would come out.
“But I now looked at it from another angle. Is it possible that this government didn’t know what was going to come out? Of course, they did but the government of today, I am talking of the state government, I want to believe knew what was going to come out.
“There is going to be an official statement so let me not jump the gun because I am also in the office. But the fact that it even came out and even saw the light of day…”