EndSARS: Police arrest female driver for killing 2 protesters

° As 4 Policemen face orderly room trial for assault

EndSARS : Police arrest female driver that killed 2 protesters

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a female endSARS protester who allegedly rammed into a a group of fellow protesters, killing two and injuring many.

Mrs. Nike Lawal, of No. 30, Anjorin Street, Aminkanle, Lagos State, was alleged to be carried away with the euphoria of the protest and rammed into some protesters.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Olumuyiwa Adejobi said:” It is true, one of the endsars protesters, a female has been arrested for driving recklessly and killing two innocent Nigerians at Ikola Road, Alagbado area on Wednesday.

“Mrs. Nike Lawal was the driver of Toyota 4Runner SUV with REG. NO. GGE 346 BK that ran into a tricycle and killed the duo of Ojo Azeez, 27 and Yusuf Sodia, 26, both of command road, Alagbado.

” The suspect, who intentionally removed the number plates on her SUV, as at the time of the incident, joined the protest at AIT junction, Alagbado, and started driving recklessly, like many other protesters, before the fatal accident.

“The Commissioner of Police has commiserated with the families of the deceased and assured them of the command’s commitment to having justice in the case; and that the command will not relent in its efforts in maintaining peace, law, and order within the state.

“In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police has arrested and commenced orderly room trial of the policemen who were caught for assaulting a young lady (protester) in a viral video at Surulere on Monday.

The policemen are Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpeudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura, and, Seargent Akinyemi Benson.
The policemen, who are attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Surulere, are cooling their feet in the cell while the orderly room trial continues. He has also ordered for the arrest of the policeman who slapped an aged mother in another viral video at Iyun Street, Surulere, the same day.

“CP Odumosu has, however, reiterated his zero tolerance for incivility, brutality, and inappropriate conduct amongst police personnel as his corrective mechanisms are sacrosanct”.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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