In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

Sanwo-Olu Names Policemen Who Shot #EndSARS Protesters in Surulere

Sanwo-Olu Names Policemen Who Shot #EndSARS Protesters in Surulere

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

 

Law enforcement officials who attacked and shot at peaceable #EndSARs protesters in Surulere space of Lagos state have been named by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

 

It was gathered that the law enforcement officials who fired dwell ammunition at peaceable protesters got here from the Space C Police Command in Surulere, Lagos.

 

Other than the police brutality and harassment that occurred through the protest, an individual was killed by a stray bullet.

 

The deceased was subsequently recognized as 55-year-old Ikechukwu Iloamauzor.

 

The governor famous that 4 officers have been arrested in reference to the incident.

 

He recognized the policemen as two inspectors and two sergeants.

 

Sanwo-Olu stated his authorities frowned at police misconduct significantly and would proceed to respect the rights of the residents to display peacefully.

 

He condemned the violence that marred the #EndSARS protest in Surulere on Monday.

 

A press release from the state authorities quoted Sanwo-Olu as disclosing that “all of the 4 erring law enforcement officials who fired dwell ammunition at peaceable protesters in Space C Police Command in Surulere had been recognized and at the moment going through an orderly room trial that’s being monitored by the Authorities”.

 

He gave the names of the erring officers to incorporate Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura, and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson.

 

The governor stated, “Additionally, to say that Lagos State is taking the difficulty of police misconduct very significantly, earlier this week, all of us recall the incident that occurred on the Space C command in Surulere.

“All of the 4 officers have been recognized and are going by means of an orderly trial.

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“All of the 4 erring officers whose title I may even point out have additionally been apprehended and are going by means of an orderly trial. They’re Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, – Sergeant Nnamdi Madura, and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson.

“We’ve got additionally arrange a panel to look into all instances of police brutality and fatality and have arrange a N200m compensation fund. As soon as once more, I apologise to any protester that has confronted brutality throughout any of the protests days.

“There have been categorical directions to Police in Lagos to cooperate with protesters and in conditions the place arrests are unavoidable, there should be full transparency and upholding of their authorized rights.

“If there’s anybody nonetheless in custody, please convey it to my discover. Right now’s unlucky incident of thuggery is being investigated and we’ll convey to guide these behind it.

“At the same time as we affirm the constitutional rights of all protesters to peacefully make your grievances recognized, it is usually our obligation as a authorities to make sure that the train of a set of rights by one group of individuals doesn’t in any means constrain the rights of another group of individuals.”

 

Earlier, the Lagos police command had denied that policemen killed a protester at Space C in Surulere.

 

As a substitute, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated a police inspector, Erin Ayodeji, hooked up to Surulere Anti-kidnapping Unit, and one other man was killed.

 

Adejobi claimed that two different inspectors had been critically wounded through the violent assault on their unit.

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Adejobi stated the person died from a stray bullet from the protesters, whereas Insp. Ekei Joshua and Insp. Peter Agabi had been receiving remedy at Lagos State College Instructing Hospital, Ikeja.

 

 

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