Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has apologized for her initial statement about the Lekki toll gate shooting.

The actress, while trying to warn people against sensationalising the Lekki tragedy, passed her message across in a way that angered Nigerians.

She wrote: “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. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE ATTACKED. WHY? BY WHOM ! #EndImpunityinNigeria.”

Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting

Nigerians called her out and she has now deleted the controversial tweet and apologized for it.

In a number of follow-up tweets, she said her tweet was “misunderstood”. She also admitted making a “mistake”.

She added: “I hope you know I don’t doubt people died ! I hope you understand that we need to collate these now and not continue with the I’m dissapointed I’m leaving talks. Get Angry again. We Can’t stop.”

She also shared a video released by DJ Switch, who witnessed the Lekki shooting, narrating what happened on that night and showing bullet casings and bullets fired at protesters.

On Instagram, Omotola shared a video released by a doctor at Doren hospital who said multiple victims of the Lekki shootings were brought in and one died from a gunshot wound to the heart.

Read Omotola’s posts below.

Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting
Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting
Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting
Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting
Omotola makes U-turn as she apologizes and shares video of doctor confirming someone died at the hospital from the Lekki toll gate shooting

19 Comments

  1. Apology accepted, because if someone regret something and he later realize he made a mistake, if he make an apology before it too late….why not accept. It’s alright you are highly welcome omotola.

  2. Why are supporting government in the first instance? Are you telling us that there was no life lost? Thank God you have come back to your senses and apologize to Nigerians if not, I don’t know what would have happened.

  3. The incident was brought live by DJ Cuppy, some are still saying is Photoshop or what, if unfortunately you were involve that night you won’t dare say it’s Photoshop.

  4. I don’t know what’s wrong with most of the celebrities, instead of them supporting the masses they will turn their back to them and be supporting the Government, with clear evidences you are still doubting it. OMG!

  5. At 9:54 Pm
    I Don’t Know What’s Wrong With Most Of The Celebrities, Instead Of Them Supporting The Masses They Will Turn Their Back To Them And Be Supporting The Government, With Clear Evidences You Are Still Doubting It.

  6. The Incident Was Brought Live By DJ Cuppy, Some Are Still Saying Is Photoshop Or What, If Unfortunately You Were Involve That Night You Won’t Dare Say It’s Photoshop

  7. You Re Right Pls Who Ever Have Evidence Should Do Well To Bring It Out now when it on time because sick and tired for this government.

  8. Why Are Supporting Government In The First Instance? Are You Telling Us That There Was No Life Lost? Thank God You Have Come Back To Your Senses And Apologize To Nigerians If Not, I Don’t Know What Would Have Happened.

  9. Ma you tried by at least admitting that you did it and again thank you for apologizing, you are indeed a good woman
    If its some of our politicians now they will not accept that they did it.

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