The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has rejected the judgement of the Federal High Court that ordered his administration to pay a cabbie who was a§§aulted during EndSARS memorial, the sum of ₦5million.
Recall that the court had on March 13, ordered the state government to pay the said sum to Adedotun Clement as compensation for the tort¥re he was subjected on October 20, 2021 during the first EndSARS anniversary at the Lekki Toll-Gate.
According to SaharaReporters, following the judgment of the court, Effiong wrote a letter to Governor Sanwo-Olu on March 16, 2023 demanding compliance with the judgment.
However, the governor refused to act on the demand, instead the State Government now filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal in Lagos division against the judgment after the Babajide Sanwo-Olu won his re-election.
In a Notice of Appeal filed on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, but served on Friday, March 23, signed by Dr Babajide Martins, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the government said there was no evidence that the Uber driver was tort¥red.