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Video: “It was heartbreaking, I knew there was a calamity at Lekki” – Desmond Elliot reacts to Lagos Judicial Panel report

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Nigerian lawmaker cum actor, Desmond Elliot has reacted to the Lagos judicial panel’s report indicting the Nigerian Army and Police in the killing and maiming of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, on October 20, 2020.

Elliot who appeared as a guest on a TVC programme Tuesday morning, described the findings of the panel as heart wrenching.


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According to the member of Lagos state Assembly, before now, he knew that a calamity happened on the said day.

When asked about his comment on the report, he said; “I read it and it was very heartbreaking. Heart wrenching. 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 office. But the fact that it even came out and even saw the light of day…”

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