The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is giving a swift reaction to the cries of Nigerians that have come in for of EndSARS protest across the country.
Sanwo-Olu who was reacting to the candlelight vigils the #ENDSARS protesters held in memory of young Nigerians killed by police operatives said that the trial of the four police officers that assaulted protesters in the Surulere area of the state has started.
The governor who on Friday, October 16, 2020, announced the names of the officers involved in the incident said their trials began and that he is confident that justice will be served on behalf of the victims and all those who have complaints against officers.
“I have seen powerful images and videos of the #CandleForSARSVictims vigils held across the country. It calls for very sober reflections,” the governor said on a tweet.
“Yesterday, the orderly room trial of the police officers involved in the surulere incident began,” He said.
Adding that “Some of the victims attended and will testify before the panel next week. Justice will be served. Thank you to the team actively following up and helping victims. “There is so much more to be done and I will keep sharing the actions we are taking in line with my announcements.”
A vigil was held at the Lekki Toll Gate and Alausa, venues of the protests in Lagos on Friday, also #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja, Bayelsa, and Port Harcourt honored those who died as a result of police brutality in the country.