Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has revealed why he ordered his men to shoot tear gas on #EndSARSMemorial protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.
There was pandemonium on Wednesday when policemen shot tear gas at protesters during the car procession of the #EndSARSAnniversary at Lekki Tollgate.
People were seen running helter and skelter as the teargas penetrated their eyes during the demonstration in memory of the EndSARS protest which allegedly led to the loss of many lives on October 20, 2020.
Speaking with newsmen, Hakeem Odumosu said he ordered police to fire tear gas at the protesters to avoid a breakdown of law and order because they went against the promise earlier made that the procession will start by 8 am and end by 10 am.
The Commissioner said: “The protest was between 8 am and 10 am, anything, after 10 am, is a nuisance. I discussed with them and they said they will end the protest by 10 o’clock. Other people doing it now just causing a nuisance. some with machete, hammer, are they protesters or miscreants?
“The protesters are free; they have done their thing and left. Any other persons remaining are the miscreants, hoodlums that want to capitalise on that to attack innocent people and start robbing people. We will not allow that.”
Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has insisted that nobody was killed during last year’s EndSARS protest at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State.
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