168 views | Kenechukwu Ofomah | February 15, 2021
Awka – The Lagos State Police Command says it has instituted an immediate investigation into the molestation of protesters arrested on Saturday during the renewed EndSARS protest at the Lekki tollgate.
A viral video had shown some of the protesters, including popular comedian, Mr Macaroni, being roughhandled by police operatives.
Reacting to the development in a statement on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was piqued by the unprofessional and inhuman act by the operatives.
“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested Endsars protesters were being molested in a bus by some individuals after their arrest.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to analyse the video and bring to book, whoever that must have been responsible for the act.
“CP Odumosu believes that, in as much as the command is resolute in enforcing all laws in the state, it will not deviate from the Standard Operating Prosecure of the Nigeria Police Force and provisions of the law in discharging its duties,” he said.
The PPRO promised that the command will fish out those responsible for the molestation and ensure they are punished for their unprofessional conduct.
“The command urges Lagosians to be law-abiding and maintain peace at all times as the police and other security agencies will not allow any violence and break down of law and order in any part of the state,” he assured.