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  • Updated: October 20, 2021

#EndSARS Memorial: Nigeria Police Apologises To Journalists, Protesters Arrested In Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has on Wednesday apologised to #EndSARS protesters and journalists that were arrested during the #EndSARS procession in Lagos.

According to reports, protesters that were locked in the police van were asks to identify themselves one after the other, after which those who could identify themselves were released.

Protesters unable to identify themselves, however, remain locked up in this van.

The Commission had said;

"We will investigate those still locked up in the van. We are taking them to the police station. Once we ascertain that they are harmless, we let them go,"

Odumosu also apologised to journalists and anyone who was brutalised, harassed and wrongfully arrested during the protests.

"That was done by Judases among us. By ignorant officers. This uniform I'm wearing, you paid for it," the police boss lectures.

The drive-through procession ended after the police dispersed young protesters with teargas canisters.

During the day, it was gathered that a man who claimed to be an Uber driver, was pepper-sprayed, rough handled and dragged on the road by policemen.

Recall that the convoy memorial marked the one year anniversary of Lekki toll gate shootings of October 20, 2020.

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