Popular Nigerian actress and filmmaker Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde is definitely on the hot seat as Nigerians have backlashed her concerning her recent tweet concerning the Lekki tollgate shootings.
Nigerians were in a bad state on October 20, 2020 when the news of the shootings in Lekki tollgate was revealed on social media which claimed the lives of many protesters and left others injured. Following the inconsistency in the number of casualties, the movie star in a now deleted post urged the families of the victims to speak up if they lost someone.
She spoke further that if there were no deaths, people should stop with the sensualization.
She wrote:”No lies, No fear. 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 and we will like to know why and by whom.”
The post went viral and sparked various social media outrage on Twitter as many Nigerians verbally attacked the actress and accused her working for the government.
Following the outrage on Twitter, the screen goddess deleted the post noting that it was misunderstood and apologized for any misunderstanding.
She wrote:”I’m deleting that tweet so it’s not used wrongly. Apologies as it’s been misunderstood. Sorry about the use of “ if” . Please don’t distrust Everyone there are steadfast people . Know them. We move #endimpunityinNigeria #Endpolicebrutality #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria”