The identities of Suspected police officers involved in the brutality of #EndSARS protesters in Area C, Surulere, Lagos State has been revealed by The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a live address held at the State House, Marina.
The governor noted that four officers, identified as two inspectors and two sergeants have been arrested in connection with brutality and murder that occurred during the #EndSARS protest which led to the death of one 55-year-old Ikechukwu Iloamauzor. It was revealed that the deceased, Iloamauzor was allegedly killed by a stray bullet fired by men of the police during Monday’s #EndSARS protest in Surulere.
The governor revealed the names of the erring officers which are: Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura, and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson, and added that his government will always stand against police misconduct in the State, and would continue to respect the rights of the citizens to demonstrate peacefully.
Sanwo-Olu said; “all the four erring police officers who fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Area C Police Command in Surulere had been identified and currently facing an orderly room trial that is being monitored by the Government.
“All the four officers have been identified and are going through an orderly trial.
“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. Once again, I apologise to any protester that has faced brutality during any of the protests days.
“There were express instructions to Police in Lagos to cooperate with protesters and in situations where arrests are unavoidable, there must be full transparency and upholding of their legal
“If there is anyone still in custody, please bring it to my notice. Today’s unfortunate incident of thuggery is being investigated and we will bring to book those behind it.
“Even as we affirm the constitutional rights of all protesters to peacefully make your grievances known, it is also our duty as a government to ensure that the exercise of a set of rights by one group of people does not in any way constrain the rights of any other group of people”, he said.