In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, October, 2020

Sanwo-Olu Begs Households of #EndSARS Protesters Killed Throughout Protest, Guarantees Compensation For Victims

Sanwo-Olu Begs Families of #EndSARS Protesters Killed During Protest, Promises Compensation For Victims

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanw0-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanw0-Olu

 

Household of #EndSARS protesters who misplaced their lives can be adequately compensated, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised.

 

He made the pledge whereas apologising to households of those that misplaced their lives within the #EndSARS protests throughout the state.

 

He mentioned this just a few hours after the President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation over #EndSARS protests with out saying something on Lekki shootings.

 

He mentioned, “We mourn the lives we’ve got sadly misplaced throughout the state. To the households that we might have higher protected, I sincerely apologise.

“To the police and regulation enforcement that misplaced members, we additionally mourn them. Each life is vital to us. And we don’t take anybody as a right.

“Lagos can be stronger. We’ll rebuild bridges, we are going to ship on the great work we began on ending police brutality and offering justice.”

 

The governor blamed unverified stories on social media over the Lekki shootings, saying it fuelled the anger that led to looting by thugs.

 

He mentioned, “The unlucky incident that occurred served as a catalyst that fueled anger and looting by thugs throughout the state. Pretend information and baiting have been additionally unfold throughout social media additional inflicting extra chaos. We certainly apologise for all of the losses.

“On the false report of switching off CCTV, the LCC has confirmed that what was eliminated have been infrared automotive scanners. Proof from the surveillance cameras (which wasn’t eliminated) can be used to help investigations into the incident on the Lekki toll gate. An investigation panel can be constituted to probe the taking pictures, and all proceedings can be clear.

“We’re working to stabilise issues throughout the state as we glance to rebuild. The state staff is working with the hospitals and emergency companies to confirm the main points of everybody concerned in incidents throughout the state.

 

“I perceive that tempers are excessive however we’re starting to get a clearer image of what led us thus far and I need to ask us to be circumspect to keep away from additional losses and triggering different sentiments. Don’t encourage thugs by way of parody and harmless however inciteful phrases.

“On our work to finish police brutality, our panel is able to start work. We need to discover justice and supply compensation for victims to the very best of our skills.

“We encourage the youth to supply two representatives to affix the judicial panel.

“I need to implore Lagosians on the necessity to come collectively for real reconciliation to forge a greater and stronger Lagos.”

 

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