The Stage Governor of Lagos has refutes claims that one protester of #EndSARS was killed by Surulere police on Monday 12, October, 2020.
Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho yesterday, released a statement claiming that, the man who was shot and killed was not part of the End SARS protesters but, rather, a passerby.
According to Omotosho, the man was killed by hoodlums who stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Nigeria Police at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere. Adding that, they hoodlums were trying to free two suspects who were facing trial for alleged kidnapping case. Mr. Gbenga said the hoodlums shot and injured two police officer and killed one.
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Below is the statement.
“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to reports that an #ENDSARS protester has been killed in Surulere. This is not true.
A group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping. They shot three officers. One of them, Inspector Erinfolami Ayodeji, unfortunately, died. The others are Inspectors Ekein Joshua and Peter Agabi.
The hoodlums, while escaping, fired into the air. A bystander was hit. He also died – sadly.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commiserates with the families, who lost their loved ones and prays that God will strengthen them.
He urges all those concerned to ensure that these protests do not degenerate further and create room for hoodlums who do not mean well for our society.
The government is working with the Police to ensure the restoration of the peace that Lagos has always been proud of.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy.’