The Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat has today addressed protesters at the Lagos State Government House in Ikeja where he condemned the extra-judicial killings of perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
Dr Hamzat said during his address said even though it is the duty of security agents to protect, investigate and arrest law offenders it is absolutely wrong to do so by “trampling upon the rights of other citizens”.
“It is not right!” the deputy governor stressed while addressing protesting youths at the State House on Friday.
He also called for an end to police brutality, noting that bad eggs among the police force should be brought to justice.
“You cannot hurt our youths, because of their looks or because they are carrying a computer. You cannot say somebody is guilty because of his or her looks.
“We are not against police fighting robbery but we are saying do not unjustifiably hurt our children because of their looks,” Hamzat said.
The message according to the governor is clear, as the safety of Nigerians is important while Nigeria Police officers are delivering their duties.
“In doing your job, you can not just unjustifiable hurt another person,” the Lagos State deputy governor added.
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