On Tuesday, 20th October, 2010, and Wednesday, 21st October, 2020, all hell was let loose on Lagos, as massive destruction of lives and Property rocked the city. Many public buildings & Malls were looted and burnt down by hoodlums who hijacked the ongoing #EndSARS protest. It was not only in Lagos, that there was Violence. Orchestrated Violence was unleashed all over the states, especially in both South East and South West. But that of Lagos, where a lot of investments of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was destroyed was more telling.
For instance, TVC, which is believed to be owned by Tinubu was burnt down, ORIENTAL Hotel, which they alleged to be owned by Tinubu was also burnt. So also The Nation newspaper which is believed to be owned by Tinubu was also burnt down. Of course, many other public buildings like Igbosere High Court, NPA, City Hall the Oba of Lagos Palace also looted.
What explains this? City People gathered that all the havoc was wreaked not by mere hoodlums but it may have been an Orchestrated Violence unleashed on Lagos by a Mafia that decided to settle scores with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for so many reasons.
One of the allegations is that he may have been one of the Sponsors of the #EndSARS Protesters. City People can authoritatively reveal that over the last few months, the same Mafia had declared war on Tinubu, over his perceived interest in the 2023 presidential election. Before now, the grapevine had been agog with news that Tinubu, (who has not declared his intention to run) would most likely run for the presidency and because of that, a lot of allegations had been levelled against him. A few weeks back came an allegation that a company Alpha Betta believed to be owned by him was accused of ripping off Lagos State. The former MD of the company accused Asiwaju of using the company to make money.”
When the EndSARS protest began, he was also accused of being the big Financier behind the Protesters. Because the young Protesters hid the identity of their leaders away from public domain, many felt the protesting youths had no leaders, so they felt they were not organised enough to fund such a successful protest.
Asiwaju Tinubu denied the claim. But the Mafia, made up of many powerful forces from other parts of the country didn’t believe him. They felt that there was certainly a big man behind the protesters and that was why they were able to provide feeding and essential services for protesters. The information was said to have been passed on to the Presidency and all the efforts Asiwaju made to debunk that viewpoint fell on deaf ears. Some believe it is that view that led to the Tuesday night incident at Lekki Toll gate.
City People gathered that part of the plot to rubbish Tinubu was to cause mayhem at the Lekki Toll Gate, injure some of the EndSARS Protesters and send all sorts of videos to social media, alleging that Tinubu it was who instructed that lights be turned off at Lekki Toll Gate. They also brought in his son. Seyi into the picture. They added that Tinubu’s son, Seyi, who is into Advertising was the one who supervised all that happened to the Protesters.
They also painted the big picture that a Big massacre happened at the Lekki Toll Gate and that over 100 people died.
Many believed the propaganda until the following day when they realised that all those who allegedly died at the protest were alive. One of them is Eniola Badmus.
Not only that, it is also being alleged that it is most likely the same faceless Mafia who organised the shooting of innocent protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, that engineered the massive destruction of Oriental Hotel, burning of Ikoyi Link bridge, burning of GTB and other banks. As part of the plot to rubbish Asiwaju, the Mafia released all sorts of fake news of many people dieing. They also released a lot of fake videos of Asiwaju running away to France and London and how he was booed. This came at a time when Asiwaju was in Lagos. There was also a fake video of how one of his sons was manhandled by rioters in London.
They realised later that it was a 2019 video and the man was found not to have links with Asiwaju at all.