- The Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) has condemned the destruction of the Igbosere Lagos high court and other property by some hoodlums in Lagos
- The group of civil society organisations also called for a probe into the circumstance that could have led to the destruction
- According to the coalition, there is something fishy about the action of hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in Lagos
The Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) on Thursday, November 5, called for an investigation into the vandalization of a Lagos state court and properties belonging to the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, after the #EndSARS protest.
The coalition in a statement said there appears to be a deliberate attempt to cover up or destroy evidence against, Alpha Beta, slated to be heard in the court.
It also said critical questions must be asked by concerned citizens to ensure that relevant authorities take the lead and investigate the arson on the listed property.
The statement said:
"We are consequently constrained to ask critical questions as concerned citizens of Nigeria hence this call for the relevant authorities to carry out a detailed probe of how the hoodlums would selectively touch properties especially those linked to a particular individual."
It also said that the circumstances that led to the escalation of violence in Lagos state are indeed suspect given the action of the hoodlums that touched some select properties.
The coalition said it feels compelled to inform the generality of Nigerians that indeed from the look of things, there appears to be something fishy when the inventory of the properties destroyed is taken into account.
"It is our considered opinion that what happened in Lagos state leaves more to be imagined because it is too much of a coincidence for some select properties to be destroyed by suspected thugs."
It added that the selectiveness of the hoodlums is indeed suspect and an indication that some individuals and groups might be trying to insult the intelligence of Nigerians through their despicable actions.
The statement said
"Our curiosity aroused when the hoodlums burnt down the Igbosere High Court after scores of hoodlums carted away computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners, and other items.
"The question we beg to ask is why the Igbosere high court was targeted and burnt down?"
The coalition said it wishes to state that Nigerians have a right to know what truly transpired and to ascertain if indeed the destruction was sponsored.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Tinubu had visited the Lagos state governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu shortly after the Lekki shooting of #EndSARS protesters.
The former governor also denied travelling out of the country for France as widely speculated by many.
He expressed his displeasure with how the #EndSARS protest turned into violence that led to the vandalization of government property and private facilities.
Also, the APC national leader had denied claims that he ordered the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers of the Nigerian army.
Tinubu said he does not support the use of strong force against any peaceful protesters or those protesting police brutality in Nigeria.
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