The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has known as for calm and professionalism from the protesters and police personnel respectively because the Finish SARS protests turned bloody as some armed hoodlums reportedly hijacked the protest, killing one inspector and severely injured two different cops within the nation’s business hub.
A press release by the Police Spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, acknowledged that at about 1pm on Monday, some armed protesters laid siege on the Anti-Kidnapping Unit Workplace of the command, broke into the cell and liberated two of the kidnap circumstances suspects earlier than they have been tactically and professionally repelled.
“Within the course of, Inspr Ekei Joshua with AP No 175493, Inspr Peter Agabi with AP No 251138 and Insp Erinfolami Ayodeji with AP No 229241 (now late) hooked up to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Lagos State Command, positioned at Iyun Street, Surulere have been shot and critically injured; they’ve been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital.
“As well as, the protesters fired and killed one Ikechukwu Ilohamauzo, 55 years, a driver of 1 Toyota Sienna Bus, with Registration Quantity LSD 296 FX, who obtained caught within the site visitors attributable to the blockage of the highway by the violent protesters, in Surulere as we speak. It’s pertinent to state that the attacked police inspectors and Mr Ikechukwu Ilohamauzu have been hit and injured by pellets moderately fired from pump actions/locally-made weapons. The corpses of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary for post-mortem.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has urged protesters to be peaceable and keep away from violent assaults on police personnel or another safety brokers. Additionally, he warned them to not harass harmless Lagosians by picketing them to forcefully be a part of the protests; and will keep away from blocking entry routes or roads for different Nigerians who’re as effectively entitled to their basic human rights
“He additionally appealed to folks and guardians to maintain watch on their youngsters and monitor their actions to keep away from being mobilised and used for unlawful actions within the state.
“Nonetheless, 4 suspects have been arrested in reference to the incident. The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the Murder part of the SCID, Yaba, Lagos to hold out thorough investigation into the incidence for additional police actions.”