- Months after the ugly incident at Lekki toll plaza, Lagos judicial panel of enquiry handed over the tollgate to LCC
- One of those who voted in support of the reopening of the Lekki tollgate was a popular activist, Segalink
- Nigerian youths are now attacking him for taking the government's side
- Explaining the reason for his action, Sega said he is not the enemy
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Social media activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, is facing backlash for throwing his weight behind the reopening of Lekki tollgate plaza.
On Saturday, February 6, Segalink cast his tent on the side of government when he voted for the re-opening of Lekki tollgate.
This has resulted in some youths accusing the activist of sabotaging their efforts to end police brutality in the country.
The tollgate had been shut following the shooting by soldiers that took place on October 20, 2020, during the peaceful EndSARS protest that was later hijacked by hoodlums.
Segalink was part of the EndSARS movement which called for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and its brutality nationwide.
He later pulled out, saying the purpose of the protest has been defeated.
Nigerians trend Sega on Twitter
Since Saturday when the Lekki toll gate plaza was finally re-opened and handed to its owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), Segalink has been trending on Twitter, till Sunday.
A tweep with the handle @ayosogunro said what Sega did is not surprising.
Babanla with the Twitter handle @biolakazeem said:
"If someone scams you or uses you to achieve their own objectives, the best thing to do is to accept your gullibility & become smarter about how the world works. It is your duty to look after yourself.
"Sega used us." But you were warned & you insulted those who warned you?"
"All Sega had to do was call a bunch of women desperately trying to do the right thing witches and so many people excitedly hopped on his side, even when it was glaring that the man was at best, fraudulent. Now see. See what the pint sized bast*rd has done."
"There is no way you will claim to be fighting for the people and vote for LASG. I am deeply disappointed in Sega. I have always believed and stood by him all these while, but voting in support of Lagos state govt at the panel is the last straw. Nigeria is irredeemable."
Sega defends himself
Segalink has however spoken up and according to him, he is not the enemy. In a series of tweets, he explained that it would be unjust to keep the tollgate shut because of what happened there months back.
Recall that the Lagos state government agreed to pay for the forensic examination of the toll gate to unearth facts that will help finalise investigations into the controversial issue of the alleged massacre of protesters by soldiers on the ill-fated day last year.
The mission was part of the ruling of the state's judicial panel on restitution for victims of police brutality presided over by Justice Doris Okuwobi during a hearing on Tuesday, January 5.