…Frowns against police brutality in Nigeria
…Appeal to youths and protesters to listen to the government.
Sequel to the ongoing protest by teeming Nigerian youths against Police brutality towards citizens and young people in Nigeria, the Executive Chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Dr. Mojeed Alabi Balogun has joined his voice alongside the youths in condemning police brutality and impunity in Nigeria.
The Executive Chairman however commends the efforts of the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for taking the bull by the horn as he has since inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which will address, oversee and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos after demands of 5for5 by the EndSars protesters.
According to the Executive Chairman, the protest which started on a peaceful note in the last two weeks and gradually gained momentum from all well-deserved Nigerians both home and in Diaspora has given now been hijacked by some set of hoodlums who hide under the tenets of the #EndSars protest to carry out destructive activities which is no way different from causing anarchy and chaos. This is however not safe for lives and properties of our citizens.
At this junction, I appeal to all citizens and residents of Ikeja Local Government Area to desist from any form of protest and violence which may be seen as dangerous to lives and properties in our locality.
This is necessary in the sense that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu have immediately switch into pragmatic action towards the #5for5 demands of protesters after meeeting with the EndSars protesters twice last week in Alausa Ikeja and Lekki toll gate respectively.
After participating in an online meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Council Chairman reiterates that he applauds the Governor for taking urgent steps in meeting the demands of the protesters.
However, with the recent happening in the State at the moment as a result of vandalism been perpetuated by hoodlums, Dr. Mojeed Alabi Bablogun warns all residents in his Council area to comply strictly with the 24hours emergency curfew which has been put in place by the State Governor from 4pm October 20, 2020 so as to forestall and ensure law and order in the State.
Anyone found in total disobedience against the curfew will be made to face the wrath of the law of the State. Dr. Mojeed Balogun therefore urge youths to embrace dialogue with the State Government by moving off the streets in order to have the desired results for their demands.