Nigerian Star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has apologised to Nigerians who were angered by her tweets urging those who lost people during the attack by security operatives on unarmed protesters at Lekki tollgate to speak up.
Omotola said she was not trying to create bad impressions about the killings of Nigerian youths during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos by asking for identification. She said her aim rather was for confirmation purposes.
In her apology, she said her tweets were misunderstood and asked for forgiveness of all.
She had since deleted the tweets.
The Next Edition recalls that moments after Mrs Jalade-Ekeinde, posted a tweet urging families members who lost people during the Lekki tollgate shooting to speak up to end sensational reports about the incidents, Nigerians descending on her with invectives.
Her aim she said was to curtail fake news and to confirm the actual number of casualties on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
She shared videos released by a doctor at Doren hospital who confirmed the victims of the shootings alongside the one shared by DJ Switch who was an eyewitness at the shootings.