#EndSARS protests in Lagos on Monday turned violent claiming the life of Police Inspector, Erin Ayodeji attached to Surulere anti-kidnapping unit.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi told Oriental News in Lagos that two other inspectors were critically wounded during the violent attack on their unit.
Adejobi said that one unidentified passerby also died from a stray bullet from the protesters while Insp. Ekei Joshua and Insp. Peter Agabi were presently at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja receiving treatment.
“The protesters came in their numbers with the intent to break into the station at our Surulere unit and free some of the convicted criminals.
“They were heavily armed with shot guns and fired shots at the officers on duty who were trying to prevent the incidence and uphold the integrity of the station,” he said.
Adejobi said that no arrest have been made yet but that investigation was ongoing and the perpetrators would be brought to book.
He reiterated the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu’s resolve to continue to keep law and order in the state inspite of the unrest created by various protesting groups.
“Odumosu has called on all police officers to exhibit professionalism and continue to maintain law and order inspite of the ongoing public agitation towards the Police.
“The protest has been hijacked by criminals who have taken advantage of the situation to breach the peace in the society.
“The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu just disbanded the SARS on Sunday so the attack on the station was uncalled for,” Adejobi said.
The Police official urged parents and wards to montior and keep a close eye on their children because anyone caught exhibiting negative behaviour would face the full extent of the law.
Oriental News reports that the #EndSars# protest started two weeks ago by civilians against police brutality.