In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, October, 2020

How My Driver Was Killed Throughout #EndSARS Protest In Surulere

How My Driver Was Killed During #EndSARS Protest In Surulere

Sam Okafor

Chief Sam Okafor (on pink cap) narrating the incident to Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and others

The circumstances surrounding the loss of life of Okechukwu Iloamuazor, a driver wo was shot useless in Lagos have been revealed by his boss.

Chief Sam Okafor, the boss of Okechukwu Iloamuazor who was killed throughout an #EndSARS protest within the Surulere space of Lagos State, has mentioned his driver bought down from the automobile to stretch his physique when he was shot useless.

The late Iloamuazor’s boss relived the incident on Saturday when Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the widow of the motive force hit by a stray bullet over the past Monday protest by youths in Surulere.

The protest ended bloody when the police tried to disperse a few of the protesters who had been shifting in direction of the Anti-Cultism Police Command within the space.

Within the ensuing chaos, Iloamuazor, 55, was hit by a bullet and died on the spot.

A policeman, Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, additionally died within the incident, based on the Lagos State Police Command.

It was gathered that the household home of the slain driver was enveloped in gloom when Sanwo-Olu visited his grief-stricken widow, Mrs. Ngozi Iloamuazor.

Okafor clarified that the deceased was not partaking within the protest, including that they had been each heading to Ilupeju after they bumped into the protesters in Surulere.

He narrated, “We had been caught within the site visitors brought on by the protesters who had been shouting #EndSARS. For greater than 40 minutes, there was no motion. I wound down the windshield for recent air, whereas Iloamuazor bought down from the automobile to stretch his physique. After stretching, he put his each arms into his pockets and attempting to determine the place the site visitors began.

“Immediately, we heard gunshot thrice. The subsequent factor I noticed was Iloamuazor falling from his place. His arms remained in his pockets as he fell. I ran out of the automobile and screamed for assist. Individuals got here and began performing all types of issues to avoid wasting him. The police got here to the scene and I advised them my driver had been shot on the spot.”

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Okafor urged the governor to make sure justice was served within the matter, noting that he was but to be relieved of the shock.

Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the household over the incident, which he described as unlucky.

He mentioned the late Iloamuazor mustn’t have died below the circumstance, however assured the relations that the perpetrators can be dropped at e book.

Sanwo-Olu mentioned the state authorities would take the officers’ punishment past the established disciplinary tips of the police.

An announcement from the Lagos State Authorities quoted the governor as saying, “On behalf of the State Authorities, and the folks of Lagos, I commiserate with the household over this senseless brutality that led to the loss of life of your son. We condemn the infinite killing of harmless residents to the best degree. It’s extremely disheartening to be taught that the sufferer, Mr. Iloamuazor, was performing his authentic responsibility when the unlucky incident occurred. He damage nobody to have subjected to such ache loss of life.

“The officers concerned are present process orderly room trial as we communicate, however we’ll enable the police to finish their investigation. We will definitely take the case out of the police and produce the total wrath of the legislation on the officers who perpetrated this irresponsible act. This can be a transparent sign for different trigger-happy officers.

“Mr. Iloamuazor’s loss of life is a tragic loss not just for the household however to the whole citizenry that has clamoured for an finish to police brutality. I guarantee you that his loss of life received’t be in useless and the case is not going to be swept below the carpet. That is going to be the start of an actual change that folks wish to see in legislation enforcement.”

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