Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to allegations that the government paid her to cast doubts about the Lekki toll gate shooting.The actress denied these allegations and said she has never been bribed by the government. She added that she can’t be lured by money and went on to explain the reason for her statement.
Omotola said she realized that it appeared the authorities were trying to deny people were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, so her tweets were aimed at stating that whether anyone died or not doesn’t change the fact that a crime happened and innocent unarmed protesters were shot at.
She said her tweet was misconstrued and people began assuming she had been paid.The tweet from Omotola that cause outrage reads: “If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened.”
She was called out for it and she later deleted the tweet then apologized and explained herself in follow-up tweets.