Photos Emerge as Lagos Police Embark on Show of Force ahead of Planned #ENDSARS Memorial Protest

Photos Emerge as Lagos Police Embark on Show of Force ahead of Planned #ENDSARS Memorial Protest

  • All appears set for the procession of the 2020 EndSARS memorial protests even as the Lagos police command began a show of force
  • Earlier, it was reported that some activists announced a planned protest using car procession in honour of those who lost their lives during the EndSARS protest in 2020
  • However, police command’s spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, warned the protesters, noting the force would do all it takes legally to stop the protest

Lagos state- The debate is still on regarding the planned October 20 #EndSARS memorial protests in Lagos.

The Nation reports that to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests, the Lagos state police command has begun a show of force, moving around with their van and trucks on Tuesday, October 19.

Meanwhile, the activists behind the planned protests have stated that they will be having a car procession in honour of those believed to have lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests of October 2020.

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Photos: Lagos Police embark on Show of Force ahead of planned #ENDSARS Memorial protest
Protesters hold placards and signs calling for an end to police killings of the public in Nigeria, during a demonstration on October 21, 2020 in London, England. Photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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The car procession will drive through the Lekki tollgate in Lagos which was the epicentre of the protests last year, PM News reported.

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According to the youths, the #Endsars Memorial car procession will be held at the toll gate from 8:00am.

The notifier, shared by Nigerian singer Falz, said the procession is “in memory of the lives lost on the 20-10-20.

In reaction, Sahara Reporters reported that the state police command’s spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, warned that the police would not hesitate to use all legal means to stop the protest from taking place following the experience of the last #EndSARS protests.

According to him:

“Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year’s protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property."

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23 victims awarded N148.2m on last day as Lagos #EndSARS panel concludes sitting

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Lagos State Judicial Panel on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters held its final sitting after 131 proceedings on Monday, October 18.

On the last day, 23 deserving petitioners were awarded N148.2 million, Channels TV cited the panel's chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi, as stating.

Legit.ng compiled below the list of the petitioners and the amount of compensation awarded them.

EndSARS: Lady who was brutalized by police during protest awarded N750,000 at panel

In another report, a young lady was in a celebration mood as she finally got justice at the Lagos panel.

The Nigerian lady identified as Felicia Nkemakolam Opara said she had suffered police brutality at the last #EndSARS protest. Felicia was, in addition to winning her case at the panel final ruling, awarded N750,000.

An overjoyed lady appreciated everyone who prayed for her and described her victory as justice for all.

Source: Legit

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