Surulere: Orderly room trial of erring policemen began Friday – Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the four policemen arrested for shooting at protesters in Surulere are presently being tried.
He disclosed this in a series of tweets on Saturday while reacting to the candlelight demonstration for fallen heroes of the #EndSARS protest.
A 55-year-old man, Ikechukwu Iloamauzor, was confirmed killed by a stray bullet while many others were wounded as policemen from Area C Police Command in Surulere used live ammunition on protesters on Monday, October 12.
The governor had in an earlier statement identified the erring policemen as Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson.
Sanwo said, “I have seen powerful images and videos of the #CandleForSARSVictims vigils held across the country. It calls for very sober reflections.
“Yesterday, the orderly room trial of the police officers involved in the Surulere incident began.
“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.”