The Lagos State Government has denied been responsible for the any challenges and hitches currently been encountered by organisers of the one year memorial anniversary of shooting at Lekki tollgate during demonstrations against police brutality and unlawful detention code named EndSARS in the state.
It also said that there was no time the government directed anyone across the state from offering services to the organisers of the memorial demonstration across the state.
The government reaction came following information circulating online that the government threatened event centres that provided services to any EndSARS promoters within Lagos.
Denying the government involvement in the challenges been encountered by the demonstrators, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said that the current administration led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has not blocked people from holding #EndSARS memorial protest at the Landmark Event Centre and other event centres in the state.
Omotoso, in an interview on a popular television talk show on Wednesday while the demonstration was ongoing at Lekki Tollgate, also condemned the arrest and detention of journalist and some of protesters at the tollgate.
“Some guys organising the #EndSARS memorial protest came to see the governor some days ago and complained that they were being blocked from holding the event at Landmark Centre.
“The governor immediately put a call through to the manager of the event centre, one Mr Paul. And the man stated clearly right there that the governor never issued such order and it was their management decision”.
The commissioner added that the.man stated the man said that he had not spoken with the governor for several months before that day
According to him, this was to the hearing of the protest organisers that came to make the complaint. They even recorded the call to go and play for the others.
“We did not order any event centre not to allow them hold their memorial protest. It is not in our tradition to do so in the state”, he added.