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General News of Sunday, 26 March 2023


'He chose kindness over law' - Applause for Sanwo-Olu after approving N5m to assaulted Uber driver

Sanwo-Olu at End SARS Sanwo-Olu at End SARS

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been applauded on social media for ensuring compensation is paid to Mr. Clement Adedotun, a Uber driver, based on the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court against the state government.

Adedotun, a Uber driver, was assaulted on October 20, 2021, during a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in the state.

Sanwo-Olu ordered the 5 million compensation be given to the victim after reports emerged that the Lagos State government was on the verge of appealing the ruling.

Governor Sanwo-Olu gave this directive on his Twitter handle, expressing his commitment to upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ rights with empathy and authority, even as he noted that the state government had appealed the ruling.

His move has been hailed by social media users.

Yeye_Oluwatosin commented: "Very interesting to read. I’m happy Mr Governor came to this decision. Couldn’t have happened at a better time too. I have a strong believe you’ll be the best governor Lagos has ever produced if you continue the way you are. Thank you for being the man of the people, for the people, and by the people. Eko oni baje. Well done Mr Governor, make history this next 4 yrs"

Jab_Baba said: "Good gesture Mr Gov, No point over-litigating the issue ….. It’s a small matter and it’s good to leave it behind and continue the good governance …. No Special achievement IF he loses to the Govt at the Appeal Court."

Babajidefadoju wrote: "Sanwo chose kindness over law … na man you be"

habyke said: "Oshe jare baby mi. Mo ni fe e tokan tokan"

Sheyissleek wrote: "Headlines wrote SANWO OLU and not LAGOS STSTE GOVERNMENT….we need to understand a lot in politics now that we are interested. Good one My Gov."

SuperLuper01 commented: "I knew that appeal couldn't have come from @jidesanwoolu when you see him you just know he is man with genuine empathy for people."