Sanwo-Olu Booed By #SARSMustEnd Protesters In Lekki, Assures End To Police Brutality In Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Lekki Toll Gate Protest OnoBello

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu received a poor reception when he arrived the Lekki expressway toll gate to pacify #EndSARS protesters on Monday October 12.

The agitation for the dissolution of the now-dissolved Special Anti Robbery (SARS), a notorious tactical police unit continued in different parts of Nigeria on Monday as many youths brought to a halt the commercial activity of the toll gate.

Motorists were diverted to an alternative road to gain access into Lekki town after hours in traffic gridlock.

In videos being circulated on social media, protesters booed off the governor when he appeared in company of the deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat and other cabinet members. They could be heard chanting the word, ‘Shame’.

Sanwo-Olu who was visibly overwhelmed managing to speak, saying the voices of the youths have already been heard. “You have spoken well and loud. One of the things we have said is that we need to do a full police reform.” he said.

The governor assured the youths that the government was planning on compensating families of persons who have been killed by trigger-happy police personnels. While Sanwo-Olu reeled out the names of the victims, stating the government plans, the protester resumed chanting to boo the governor.

Sanwo-Olu also highlighted more on the demands of the Youths and promised to take relay them to President Muhammadu Buhari during their forth-coming meeting in Abuja.

Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that police personnel found culpable of misconduct will be prosecuted. The president said the dissolution of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police is the first step in the reform of the Nigeria Police.

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