Attack On EndSARS Panel Witnesses: Police Encourages Victims To Report Attacks.
The Nigerian Police Force has encouraged victims of abuse and harrassment to come forward without hesitation if they get bullied. Following the witnessing of the ENDSARS attacks that made some eyewitnesses to testify, there has been pockets of violence against the witnesses by members of the public.
However, the police has asked all victims of such attacks to come forward and report to the authorities. The statement was signed by Police Public Relations Officer for Lagos State Command, CSP Adekiunle Ajesebutu, (ANIPR),
The statement was titled: ALLEGED ATTACK ON WITNESS WHO TESTIFIED AT THE JUST- CONCLUDED ENDSARS PANEL IN LAGOS
It read: Attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to an allegation going on in the media that a witness who testified at the just-concluded Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS-Related Abuses and other Matters was attacked recently by yet-to-be-identified persons.
It is the statutory duty of the Lagos State Police Command to protect lives and property, apprehend and prosecute offenders, among other duties. The police WILL NOT abdicate these important duties even in the face of daunting challenges.
Therefore, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, wishes to encourage anyone who has been physically attacked for whatever reason in any part of the state to lodge a formal complaint at the nearest police station where the incident allegedly took place. This is to enable the police take appropriate action by diligently investigating and prosecuting the case.
The Commissioner of Police hereby reiterates the Command’s commitment to the protection of lives and property of all residents of the state irrespective of their status.
CSP ADEKUNLE AJISEBUTU, (ANIPR),
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
LAGOS STATE COMMAND.