Lagos - Ebun Adegbouruwa, the lawyer who instituted a court action against the Lagos State Government over the collection of tolls on the Lekki-Ajah Road, has alleged threats to his life.
Adegbouruwa alleged that eight armed men invaded his house located at Lekki late Monday and assaulted his security guard.
He also alleged that the men destroyed part of his house after their attempt to gain entrance into his main building failed.
Adegbouruwa said he believed that the armed men were sent to assassinate him over his stance on the Lekki-Ajah toll gate case.
"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 State, in the Lekki-Ajah axis," he said.
A defiant Adegbouruwa added, "I believe that those who have vested interests in the continued collection of the illegal toll fee are at the bottom of this assassination attempt, as a way of discouraging me or stopping my legitimate struggle against illegality, oppression and all undemocratic tendencies of our governments. I will not give up on this struggle, no matter the intimidation and harassment that I may face. It is a cause that cannot be stopped."
A Federal High Court in Lagos had rule that the collection of toll at the Lekki Ajah Road by the Lagos State Government is illegal.
The State has however appealed the judgment insisting that the lower court erred in the judgment.
- CAJ News