- Lagos State Assembly held an emergency plenary to address the ongoing EndSARS protest
- The House on Friday, October 9, passed a resolution on the protest
- The Lagos Assembly called on the commissioner of police to protect protesters
The Lagos state House of Assembly at an emergency plenary session on Friday, October 9, passed a resolution on the EndSARS protest calling for the abolishment of the special squad.
Legit.ng gathered that the resolution is coming on the heels of recent protests by Lagosians over the mistreatments at the hands of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
The Lagos House of Assembly charged the commissioner of police, the Senate president, speaker of the House of Representatives, among others on seven key issues.
The House resolved as follows, that:
1. The commissioner of police Lagos state should protect EndSARS protesters in the state and ensure that they are not molested.
2. The commissioner of police should stop unwarranted molestation of our youths by the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad otherwise known as FSARS and its counterparts in the state.
3. The Senate president and the speaker of National Assembly should institute public enquiry on the extra-judicial activities, killings, maiming and dehumanization of our youths by the anti-robbery squad; ensure that the victims are duly compensated while erring officers sanctioned appropriately.
4. SARS be proscribed and a new security outfit which will be more efficient with clearly spelt out code of conduct and rule of engagements be established while sanction is imposed for any misdemeanour.
5. Mr President to ensure that culpable officials of SARS receive the punishment as prescribed by the National Assembly.
6. Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions liaise with the commissioner of police and attorney general of the state to fashion out ways and means to address allegations of ruthlessness and extrajudicial killings contained in the petition against SARS in the state.
7. The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu engages relevant institutions to protect lives and property in the state such that phones, laptops, and other means of communication belonging to youths are not confiscated indiscriminately without a warrant.
The decision was taken at an emergency plenary session by the state House of Assembly on Friday, October 9.
The speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, had called for the session after protesters laid siege in the Assembly complex.
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