Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, has reacted to the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate yesterday.
The demonstrators were swooped on by suspected military personnel who open fire on them in a bid to thwart the gathering. Over dozens have reportedly lost their lives as at press time.
But speaking with Channels Television Wednesday morning, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain denied involvement.
He is said to own shares in the infrastructure and reportedly ordered the removal of security cameras and switching off the street lights in the area before the soldiers struck.
“I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that,” the former governor told the broadcast station on the telephone when contacted.
“I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate.
“We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused and reported to the Presidency that I was behind the protests, that I was a sponsor of the protests,” he added.