#EndSARS convener blasts Ambode over silence on recent police killings

Former Governor of Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode
Former Governor of Lagos, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

The convener of the #EndSARS Movement Segun Awosanya Tuesday night accused the outgoing governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode of not being responsible.

Awosanya called out Ambode for being silent over the extra-judicial killings of Lagosians by the some of the state’s police officers.

“The irresponsibility is so loud,” Awosanya tweeted.

“Citizens in your state are being decimated by your own police and you said nothing? If there be any shame in him he should have sent a representative,” he added.

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Police brutality has been in the public eye in the past 3 three weeks. Some trigger-happy members of the Lagos State policemen have killed, at least, four innocent Lagosians – the fifth still hospitalized.

Police operatives from the Trinity Police Station, Ajegunle, Lagos, on Saturday killed a 20-year-old lady identified as Ada Ifeanyi; and the injured Emmanuel Akomafuwa suspected to be her beau.

The Lagos State Police Command gave Ada’s age as 20, and that of Emmanuel as 32.

Thirteen days prior to this, Kolade Johnson, the unfortunate 36-year-old youth was killed by the police in the Mangoro area of Ikeja, Lagos on the last day of March.

On March 28, 2019, a commercial motorcyclist, Ademola Moshood, was shot dead by a policeman near his Surulere residence when he allegedly refused to part with N200.

Also, on March 18, 2019, 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, was killed like Johnson by a stray bullet fired by a policeman in Adamo community of Ikorodu in Lagos.

The governor neither sent a representative nor did he release a statement to sympathize with the families of the victims.

“I don’t even know Lagos State still has a Governor until I saw this at the IGP’s Address,” Awosaya said.


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