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#EndSARSMemorial: Lagos Police Commissioner Apologises, Orders Release Of Arrested Protesters

The police had arrested, harassed, and subsequently dispersed young protesters with teargas canisters.

Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, has ordered the release of protesters arrested earlier at the Lekki toll-gate plaza during the #EndSARS memorial protest.

While speaking to journalists, Odumosu apologised to the journalists and anyone who was brutalised and wrongfully arrested by security operatives during the protests.

The Commissioner, after a brief meeting with some of the officers deployed for the protest, directed arrested protesters to identify themselves.

Those who were able to identify themselves were freed while those who could not identify themselves remained locked up.

According to a tweet by Greater Lagos Project, the police chief said “We will investigate those still locked up in the van, we are taking them to the police station. Once we ascertain that they are harmless, we let them go.”

Odumosu stated that the inhumane treatment by the police was done “by Judases among us … this uniform I’m wearing, you paid for it.”

 

 


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