The Lagos State police command has promised to investigate the viral video of alleged molestation of End Sars protesters arrested on Saturday 13 February 2021 at Lekki Toll Gate.
In a press statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said those who would be found responsible for the molestation would be punished for? ‘their unprofessional conduct.’
The statement reads:
“REF NO CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/64
POLICE PRESS RELEASE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, DATED 14TH FEBRUARY 2021
LAGOS CP CONDEMNS MOLESTATION OF ARRESTED PROTESTERS IN VIRAL VIDEO, INSTITUTES IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION.
The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested “Endsars protesters” were being molested in a bus by some individuals after their arrest.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who was piqued by this unprofessional and inhuman act, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to analyse the video and bring to book whoever that must have been responsible for the act.
CP Hakeem Odumosu reiterates that, in as much the command is resolute in enforcing all laws in the state, it will not deviate from the Standard Operating Prosecure of the Nigeria Police Force and provisions of the law in discharging its duties; nothing that the command will fish out those responsible for the molestation and ensure they are punished for thier unprofessional conduct.
He further urges Lagosians to be law-abiding and maintain peace at all times as the police and other security agencies will not allow any violence and break down of law and order in any part of the state.
CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
DATED 14TH FEBRUARY, 2021.”