The Lagos Commissioner of Police CP Hakeem Odumosu has finally addressed reports of teargas being sprayed at protesters of the EndSARS memorial. The commissioner spoke to newsmen at the tollgate and stated that the #EndSARSMemorial protesters had already left the location, adding that those who hung around were hoodlums with intentions to steal and cause destruction.
He said that operatives of the Command fired tear gas canisters to disperse those at the tollgate. According to him, “The activists had informed us that their activity will start by 8 am and last till 10 am. “They had an agreement with us that they will be having a car procession, which they are done with and have left. They told us that they finished their activity around 10am, adding that whoever was found still hanging around is not part of them.
“Those you can see around now are hoodlums who want to steal and cause destruction. We found knives, cutlasses, and other dangerous materials in their(hoodlums) possession. “Those cannot be protesters but hoodlums, and that is why they were chased away so that peaceful citizens can go about their lawful businesses.”
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