The Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has revealed that the lack of executive approval for highest level of force to protect installations was the reason why so many police stations were burnt without much resistance in Lagos State.
The commissioner narrated how the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria police force suffered killings and maiming of officers, rape and assault of police female family members.
He also narrated to the state’s Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of the Special Anit-Robbery Squad and Related Abuses and other matters how Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was attacked by some #EndSARS protesters during the protests.
Odumosu claimed that the protests started to turn violent such that Sanwo-Olu had to be protected and whisked away on October 13 when he addressed protesters gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Odumosu, who was summoned by the panel presided over by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) to assist it in its investigations especially aimed at unravelling what happened on the night of October 20, 2020, was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Oludotun Odubona.
Odubona told the panel that the governor tried to plead with protesters to vacate the area as their demands were being considered but instead he was pelted with sachet and bottled water, some of which he said contained urine.