Olusegun Ariyo

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu said Lynched  police officers who affected during the EndSARS Protest in the state would have their children issued scholarships award and other benefits.

The governor gave this hint when he visited the Lagos state police command yesterday as part of his assessment tour of damages done by hoodlums that took advantage of the protest, as the governor directed  the state scholarship board to award the children of slain officer’s up to university level.

A Statement  coming from Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Hakeem Odumosu in its last press briefing on Monday  said  state police command  bore huge loss in personnel armory and properties in the violence, losing twenty nine Divisional police stations and seventeen police post were razed, six police officers lynched, thirty-six critically injured while seventy one police operation vehicles were torched

Continuing, sanwo-olu said the statutory duties of the police could not be wished away because of the actions of few bad eggs, nothing that the impact of the police officers absence on roads was generally felt by residents.

The state must put the event of the past weeks behind it and move on to restore peace across communities, where police officers is expected to regain their confidence.

Meanwhile the lagos state police command have begin arraignment of all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state in the aftermath of the Lekki tollgate shootings at #EndSARS protesters by soldiers.

No fewer than 520 suspects were arrested by the police in relation to arson, murder, stealing and assault, among others.

Urban Express News-online however gathered  suspects were returned to the police cell after their arraignment in court, instead of being remanded in prison, as our correspondent gathered the Nigeria correctional services had declined taking in the suspected hoodlums for challenge of space in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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