According to a report by popular news medium Punch, an Uber taxi driver who goes by the name Adedotun Clement, has filed an official complaint through his lawyer to the Lagos State Police commissioner to seek justice after he was harassed and tortured by police officers during the memorial of EndSARS at the Lekki tollgate.
Adedotun Clement after he was tortured
Trouble started for Clement when he was caught up in gridlock at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2021, while conveying a passenger to Lagos Mainland. The gridlock was said to be caused by the peaceful protest in commemoration of the EndSARS protest which took place on October 20th, 2020 but soon turned violent after the police and Lagos State Neighborhood Corps (LSNC) on duty started firing teargas at the protesters.
This caused Clement and his passenger to alight his vehicle and flee for their lives as the effects of the teargas affected them and other road users en route. However, when everywhere became calm, Clement went back to move his vehicle only to realise that it had been towed to an unknown place by the police officers. On enquiring from the officers about the whereabouts of his vehicle, Clement was said to have been harassed and tortured by the officers.
As gathered in the post, the petition by Clement’s lawyer read that “We hereby respectfully demand the payment of the sum of N500m to our client as compensation for the gross violation of his fundamental human rights by officers of the Nigerian Police Force.”
Also, the petition asked for the severe disciplinary actions of the officers who tortured Clement and a letter of apology.