“The government will pay compensation to victims of the SARS murders” – Governor Babajide Sanvo-Olu

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020, Under: News

“The government will pay compensation to victims of the SARS murders” – Governor Babajide Sanvo-Olu

Babajide Sanvo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, said the government will compensate the victims of SARS killings in the state.

Sanwo Olu provided insurance on Monday, addressing #EndSARS protesters at the Lecchi toll booth.

He said that compensation and other unrest on the part of the protesters will be resolved peacefully and urged them to calm down.

The governor, who read aloud the names of the victims of the SARS excesses, assured the young people that the government would go to their families and pay them compensation.

According to him, the voices of young people were heard, and now the conversation should move to the next stage.

Sanwo-Olu said he would transmit their demands directly to President Muhammad Bukhari in Abuja by Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police (I-GP) Mohammed Adamu announced Sunday the disbandment of the Anti-Robbery Task Force after days of protests over the alleged excesses.

Despite the disbandment, #EndSARS protesters stormed the Lekki section of the Lekki-Epe, Lagos motorway early Monday morning to resume demonstrations.

The development resulted in several hours of downtime with passengers and motorists en route to work while others returned home.

IGP Adamu said a new police agreement to replace the disbanded police unit will be announced in due course.

He said that all officers from the disbanded SARS were redeployed “immediately.”

Meanwhile, protesters on Monday demanded that police authorities “conduct a psychological assessment and retraining of all disbanded SARS agents before they are redeployed.”

They also called for “the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality, and adequate compensation for their families.”

They also called for “an increase in police salaries and the creation of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of police misconduct within 10 days.”

Meanwhile, President Bukhari said Monday that the dissolution of SARS was the first step in sweeping police reforms in his administration.