In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Lagos Authorities Units Up N200m Compensation Fund For SARS And Police Brutality Victims

Lagos Government Sets Up N200m Compensation Fund For SARS And Police Brutality Victims

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

 

A N200 million fund has been setup for victims of police brutality in Lagos state.

 

The announcement was made by the the Lagos State Authorities on Tuesday.

 

The federal government mentioned the fund will probably be used to compensate households of victims of Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) killings. Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu introduced this whereas addressing the EndSARS protesters on the Lagos Home of Meeting gate, Alausa, Ikeja.

 

The compensation fund will probably be utterly supervised by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) appointed by members of the general public.

 

Sanwo-Olu known as on the protesers to ship the checklist of everybody that had deadly encounters with SARS in Lagos. He mentioned that authorities would determine the households and be sure that they have been compensated.

 

The governor mentioned that he totally recognized with the EndSARS battle, realizing that many youth had been battered, and he felt their ache. He mentioned that in fulfilment of one of many requests made by the protesters, all these arrested had been launched with none situation.

 

Sanwo-Olu additional promised to convey the requests of the protesters to President Muhammadu Buhari, a few of that are increment in police wage, in addition to Justice for these killed by the Police.

 

Recall that the governor, on Monday, addressed a few of the protesters on the Lekki Toll Gate the place he expressed solidarity with them.

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