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#EndSARS Protesters Meet Lagos Police Command, Make Fresh Demands

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The #EndSARS protesters have demanded of the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to produce officers in Surulere that shot and killed an innocent man, or else the state on Wednesday will be shutdown.

Police officers on Monday reportedly opened fire at the unarmed protesters during the Surulere protest in Lagos. A police officer was also reportedly killed from a stray bullet during the shooting.

The protesters expressed that Lekki toll gate, Ikoyi link bridge, Oniru alternative route, Ozumba Mbadiwe, VGC Round About, Abraham Adesanya Round About, Muri Okunola Park, National Stadium, Costain Round About, all will be blocked on Wednesday.

Western Post gathered the protesters in Lagos on Tuesday marched to the Lagos Zone 2 headquarters of the police to make their demands known to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Illyasu Ahmed.

The #EndSARS protests, which was held at two locations in Lagos, witnessed a massive turnout of protesters which include, lawyers and music stars among others.

The protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos island, disrupted movement in the axis, as there was no vehicular movement at the toll gate on Tuesday. In a similar manner, about 2,000 protesters marched to the police command, Zone 2, where they presented their five demands to the police.

The demand tagged “5for5”, by the protesters, include the followings;

The release of all arrested protesters; Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensations for their families; Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days).

Others are: In line with new police act, psychological evaluation and retraining of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed; Increase police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting the lives and properties of the citizens.

Responding to the protesters, Fayoade Adegoke, a police representative at zone 2, said their demands have been received and her being treated urgently at the highest level.

However, similar protests are ongoing in other parts of Nigeria including Osun, Oyo, Rivers States. Unlike the Monday protest, which resulted in violence causing the death of two persons and injury to others, Tuesday’s protest has been peaceful in Lagos State.

 

 

 

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