Mr. Ebun-Olu Adebgoruwa, the plaintiff in the suit that led to a Federal High Court in Lagos barring Lagos state government from collecting toll on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge, has called on Nigerians to hold the state government responsible for an alleged attempt on his life in the early hours of Monday.
Adebgoruwa in a statement yesterday alleged that at about 3am on Monday, April 14, 2014, armed men numbering about eight stormed his residence at Plot 1-3, Ebun-Olu Adebgoruwa Lane, Itedo, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, tied down his security man and driver at the gatehouse, demolished his burglary proof and scaled upstairs in an attempt to reach his living room.
He said: “I do believe that this was an assassination attempt upon my life, by the enemies of the people of the masses of Nigeria and in particular the good people of Lagos in the Lekki-Ajah axis.
“It was just yesterday, Monday, April 14, 2014, that I argued against the request by Lagos State to stay the execution of the said judgement. Thus this is just a case of the witch cried yesterday and the child died today.”
He contended that “those who had vested interest in the continued collection of the illegal toll fee are at the bottom of this assassination attempt…”
However, Governor Babatunde Fashola’s spokesman, Mr. Hakeem Bello, told Blueprint in a telephone interview that the state attorney-general, Mr. Ade Ipaye would soon react to Adegboruwa’s claim.
Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos had on Monday, April 14 reserved ruling on the request by Lagos State for a stay of execution of his judgment of March 27, 2014, for April, 25, 2014.
The judgement barred the state government from collecting toll on the controversial bridge.
Justice Saidu fixed the date after hearing the arguments on an application for stay of execution of judgement, filed by the attorney- general of Lagos state, Mr Ade Ipaye.