#OccupyLekkiTollgate: Order Investigation Into The Torture Of Protesters, Activist Tells Lagos Police
The National Coordinator for Democracy Vanguard, Adeola Soetan, has urged the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to order an investigation into the alleged torture of #OccupyLekkitollgate protesters by some police officers on February 13.
Viral videos had shown security operatives assaulting some of the protesters arrested at Lekki tollgate.
The development had sparked heated outrage with Odumosu promising to probe the matter.
But reacting, the human rights activist wondered why there is a delay in fishing out the policemen involved when the police commissioner himself had condemned the act and promised to investigate the matter.
Soetan said since the offending officers are from a particular police station, the police commissioner should work with the Divisional Police Officer of the station or area commander to bring the officers to justice.
Speaking with SaharaReporters on Friday, he said, “The peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate who were protesting the untimely reopening of Lekki toll gate business, were so peaceful. It was shown on television that they were so peaceful. They were arrested illegally; they were tortured illegally and they were taken to Adeniji Adele police station where they were totally humiliated.