In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

Lagos Meeting Holds Emergency Sitting Over #EndSARS Protest

Lagos Assembly Holds Emergency Sitting Over #EndSARS Protest


Mudashiru Obasa

Following the on-going protest within the nation by Nigerian youths looking for for the abolition of FSARS, the Lagos State Home of Meeting has held an emergency sitting on Friday, October 9, over the continued protest within the state.

As of yesterday, October eight, there have been reviews that some youths stored vigil on the entrance of the Meeting on Thursday over police brutality and extortion.

Throughout the sitting, the lawmakers referred to as on the Federal Authorities to place an finish to the harassment, extortion, and intimidation of Nigerians by the operatives of the Federal Particular Anti-Theft Squad.

Additionally they referred to as on the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, to supply safety for the protesters, whereas they specific their grievances.

The emergency sitting was presided over by the Speaker of the Home, Mudashiru Obasa.

Among the many seven-point decision handed after an intensive deliberation was that the Senate and the Home of Representatives ought to perform a probe of the allegations in opposition to F-SARS together with killing, maiming and dehumanising of Nigerians.

The Home resolved that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State ought to defend Finish-SARS Protesters within the state and be sure that they aren’t molested and that he ought to cease unwarranted molestation of the youths by the FSARS and its counterparts within the State.

They demanded that the Senate President and the Speaker of the Federal Home of Representatives ought to institute a public enquiry on the extra-judicial actions, killings, maiming and dehumanisation of the youths by the Anti- Theft Squad; and be sure that the victims are duly compensated whereas erring officers sanctioned appropriately.

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“SARS ought to be proscribed and a brand new safety outfit which will likely be extra environment friendly with clearly spelt out code of conduct and rule of engagements be established whereas sanction is imposed for the misdemeanour.

“Mr President ought to be sure that culpable officers of SARS obtain the punishment as prescribed by the Nationwide Meeting,” the lawmakers acknowledged of their decision.

The Meeting additionally directed its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions to “liaise with the Commissioner of Police and Legal professional Normal of the State to style out methods and means to handle allegations of ruthlessness and extrajudicial killings contained within the petition in opposition to SARS within the state”.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was additionally urged to interact related establishments “to guard lives and property within the state such that telephones, laptops and different technique of communication belonging to youths should not confiscated indiscriminately and not using a warrant.”

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