Breaking: Leave the roads, embrace dialogue, Sanwo-Olu urges #EndSARS protesters

Breaking: Leave the roads, embrace dialogue, Sanwo-Olu urges #EndSARS protesters

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has appealed to #EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality and extrajudicial killings to leave the roads and embrace dialogue.

Legit.ng reports that this was contained in a statement issued on Monday, October 19, by the governor’s chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

Speaking while swearing-in members of the judicial panel of inquiry and restitution at the State House in Marina, Sanwo-Olu said the pain expressed and concerns raised by the protesters were genuine and legitimate.

He said:

"Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has again appealed to the youths demonstrating against police brutality in the State to leave the roads and embrace the dialogue for the resolution of their agitations.

 

"The governor, on Monday, said the State Govt. had shown sincerity and willingness to address all concerns raised by the protesters, given the actions taken so far, including the constitution of the judicial panel of inquiry and setting up of compensation funds for the victims.

“Let me reiterate that I am on the side of the young people out there. I understand your pain and I know your concerns are genuine and legitimate. While we are able to immediately acquiesce to some of your demands, some others will require time. We ask you to bear with us as we dutifully work on your demands.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state government inaugurated an eight-member judicial panel of enquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the disbanded SARS.

It was reported that the panel which was being headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi would be joined by 2 youth representatives and a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

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