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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Arrest 4 Policemen Who Brutalized Protesters, Sets Up Investigative Panel

Governor Sanwo-Olu is currently probing police officers that were involved in brutalising protesters at the Surulere protest venue.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has arrested the four policemen who brutalized youths protesting against the extrajudicial activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Area C Command Police Station in the Surulere area of the state.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Arrest 4 Policemen Who Brutalized Protesters, Sets Up Investigative Panel 1

The governor who disclosed this on Thursday while addressing Lagosians on the ongoing EndSARS protest in Lagos, said he has set up a 7 man panel that will verifiable cases of police brutality or fatality for compensation.

According to Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos Commissioner of Police arrested the officers involved in brutalising protesters at the surulere protest venue and an orderly room trial has begun.

The officers are; Inspector Bagou Michael; Inspector Ekpoudom Etop; Sgt Nnamdi Majura & Sgt. Akinyemi Benson. They are facing orderly room trials immediately and be rest assured that we will follow up on these trials.

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“After meetings with the President, IGP, Lagos CP and the NGF today, I will like to sòrò soke about what we are immediately doing in Lagos to build trust, #EndPoliceBrutality and ensure we don’t have to address these issues again.,” he added.

“It’s a time of sober reflection in Lagos and indeed across the country. It has taken a powerful youth led action to drive reform and hopefully begin the process that truly delivers a citizen friendly police. I just had a press briefing and I will like to share some points here.

“Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS In Lagos: We have setup a 7 man panel that will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

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“The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi. Other members are: Mr. Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society); Rtd. DIG Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police); Ms Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Mr. Segun Awosanya (Human Rights Activist); Mrs. Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center); as well as a rep/member of the youth-led protest and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

“We have also set up a panel to look into all cases of police brutality and fatality and have set up a N200m compensation fund. I will make all announcements shortly. Once again, I apologise to any protester that has faced brutality during any of the protests days.

“We are setting up a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel. From next week, you will be able to reach them directly on these dedicated numbers; 0901 051 3203; 3204 and 3205”, he said.

KanyiDaily had earlier reported how the men of the Nigerian Police Force allegedly killed four #EndSARS protesters in Surulere, Lagos State.

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