#EndSARS Protesters Block Lekki Toll Gate
12 October 2020 National News
Despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, #EndSARS protesters have this morning hit the Lekki Toll Gate section of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State, to resume demonstrations
The protesters grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway to a halt.
Several residents who have to access the toll gate to get to work said they had returned home because of the massive traffic.
A resident of the Jakande area who left for work at 7 a.m. said she returned home after an hour because “there was no road to pass.”
Recall that the
had on Sunday afternoon announced the disbandment of the police unit following protests and outcry over atrocities attributed to the unit spread across the country.
The IGP said a new policing arrangement to replace the now-defunct police unit would be announced “in due course”, adding that all officers of the disbanded SARS have been redeployed with “immediate effect”.
The protesters, have however said they want the police authorities to carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.
They demand the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality, and appropriate compensation for their families.
They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct within 10 days.