Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu assures protesters Lagos will compensate victims of killings

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu addresses protesters, as #EndSARS protesters continue, demand more form authorities

*Protesters are demanding immediate release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of Police brutality, appropriate compensation for their families, and setting up of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days)

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As the public outcry and protest against police brutality and operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) continued Monday, October 12, with Nigerians demanding more actions from the government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the Lagos State Government (LASG) will compensate victims of SARS killings in the state.

ConsumerConnect reports the governor gave the assurance on Monday, October 12 while addressing the #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, on Lagos Island.

Sanwo-Olu, while urging the protesters to calm down, said that the compensation and other agitations of the protesters would be addressed amicably.

He also read out some of the names of the people who were victims of SARS excesses, and assured the youths that the government would get to the families and compensate them.

The voices of the youths have been heard, and the conversation should now be on the next step forward, he assured the protesters.

Sanwo-Olu further informed them that he would convey their demands to President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja by Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Earlier on Monday, for instance, it was gathered that protesters laid siege to the Lekki Toll Gate, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos as early as 5:00 a.m. to protest against Police brutality and intimidation of the citizens.

They also demanded the scrap of the F-SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), as their activities grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway, thereby forcing commuters and motorists to a standstill on their way to work.

Several residents who have to access the toll gate to get to work said they had returned home because of the massive traffic along the route.

Meanwhile, as the public outcry and protest against police brutality and intimidation by the banned F-SARS continued Monday, scores of Nigerians are making more demands.

The protesters are demanding the immediate release of all arrested protesters; justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families and setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days).

Likewise, psychological evaluation and retraining of all disbanded SARS before they can be redeployed, and increase in Police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting the lives and property of citizens are other demands of the protesters.

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