The Senate candidate for the All Progressives Congress within the subsequent East Lagos supplementary election, Adetokunbo Abiru, expressed help for state and federal investigations of assaults on #EndSARS demonstrators on the Lekki toll on October 20 and justice for the victims.
Abiru, in a press release entitled ‘A Message for Younger Folks from Jap Lagos’ on Saturday, mentioned it’s unhappy that forces apart from the peaceable #EndSARS protesters have turned a possible second of hope, inspiration and transformation right into a tragedy.
He added that peaceable protests have been undermined by “apparently orchestrated sporadic assaults” towards demonstrators within the state and throughout the nation, adopted by “tragic occasions on the Lekki toll on October 20”.
The candidate mentioned: “It’s nonetheless not totally clear the exact occasions of that evening or the supply of the orders, if any, acquired by safety companies on the scene. I help state and federal investigations to determine the sequence of occasions and set up guilt and accountability for all actions, in addition to justice for all victims and their households, with the lively participation of civil society.
“After that, we went by means of one other tragedy when Lagos witnessed an orgy of unprecedented violence, together with looting from shops and supermarkets; severe injury to authorities and personal property, together with a number of corporations; and the desecration of our tradition and traditions by individuals who invaded the Oba de Lagos palaces, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; and the Onitedo de Iwerekun, Oba TA Elemoro.
“I really feel sorry for the Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the great individuals of Lagos for this unlucky incident and I pray that he won’t ever be seen in Lagos once more.”
He added that he “strongly supported” the youth’s agitation towards police brutality and for policing reforms, which he mentioned was evident in his typical statements and on social media.
Abiru acknowledged: “On October 9, I invited the Inspector Basic of Police to hunt complete reforms to make the SARS dissolution efficient.
“On October 12, I urged the Federal Authorities to collaborate with states, civil society organizations and different vital stakeholders to provoke far-reaching reforms within the Nigerian police that may translate into a really citizen-centered and citizen-oriented policing system. neighborhood.”