Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Satuday visited the widow of Mr. Okechukwu Iloamuazor, the man hit by a stray bullet during last Monday’s EndSARS demonstration that turned violent at the Surulere area of the metropolis.
Sanwo-Olu who said he was brought close to clears on Twitter, commiserated with the family over the incident, which he described as unfortunate. He said the late Iloamuazor should not have died under the circumstance, but assured the family members that the perpetrators would be brought to book.
There are no words I could have said to Mrs Ngozi Iloamauzor today that can make up for her loss, but as governor, I had to take responsibility.
As a human being, I was close to tears but my words to her were of strength and self care. We will work to provide justice for her. pic.twitter.com/8HvymsgMG8
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 17, 2020
He explained that already, all the four policemen who opened fire on the protesters in the Surulere axis of the state had been identified by the government and the police authorities and they are currently undergoing an orderly room trial at the Lagos state police command.
The governor also said the state government would take the officers’ punishment beyond the established disciplinary guidelines of the police.
He reiterated that his administration remained on the side of those calling for a change in policing methods adding that all those maimed or killed in Lagos in the course of the demonstration would be duly compensated even as the state government would honour their sacrifices by pushing for reforms that would bring about a policing system that will uphold rights of the citizens.
For more News, follow us on Instagram @OnoBelloMedia @OBStreetStyle | Twitter: OnoBello | Facebook: OnoBello Magazine
Leave your views in comments box below