The management of Loatsad promo media limited has claimed it turned off the billboard at the Lekki toll gate, in obedience to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s curfew order.
The advert company is owed by Seyi Tinubu, who is one of the sons of Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC). There has been outrage over the decision to disable the CCTV cameras and turn off the billboard lights, shortly after the ENDSARS protesters were attacked at the Lekki Toll gate.
But Loatsad Promomedia in a statement posted on its Instagram handle, insisted that it had no ulterior motive for the action. It’s read: “When the ‘EndSARS’ and ‘say no to police brutality’ protests started from day one, we wholly supported the movement and used all our platforms to promote the messages (I believe promoters can verify this information) as we believed in this cause.
‘On Tuesday when the curfew was announced, we heeded to the governor’s warnings and didn’t want any staff in danger, hence by 3pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor’s curfew request. “We has no idea of what was going to happen and we feel the anguish, pain and shock at the events that unfolded and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the ungodly act”.