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#EndSARS report: I knew there was calamity at Lekki — Desmond Elliot

Nigerian actor and politician Desmond Elliot has reacted to the Lagos EndSARS panel report, which was released on Monday.

Reacting to the report on the Wake Up Nigeria programme on TVC, he said that he read the report but already knew that the incident was chaotic.

Elliot also claimed that he knew that the truth regarding the incident would surface stating that it was a pattern for the government in power.

He said, “I read it and it was very heartbreaking. Heartwrenching. 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.”

The member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, however, commended the state government for letting the report see the light of day.

Elliot said that the government’s action was commendable because it would have known that the report would indict it but still allowed it to be released.

“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,” Elliot added.

The lawmaker came under fire after the Lekki toll gate incident for calling on the Speaker of the state House of Assembly to “address certain things” like “the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers”.

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