African Action Congress gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, Akeem Olayiwola, condemned the killing that took place during the demonstration by Yoruba Nation agitators in the Ojota area of the state.
“It is a bad omen that the police continue to shoot at dissenting voices,” Olayiwola said in a statement made available to the punch on Monday, when he claimed that the rights of Lagos residents were “severely violated” under the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
the punch reports that the self-determination group “Yoruba Nation” met in Ojota, early Monday they met to demonstrate in Ojota, and in the course of this, there were riots that led to a fight between the group and the police.
Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed that one person was killed in the altercation, adding that some of the protesters had attacked the police.
Reacting further, the AAC gubernatorial candidate said: “We vehemently condemn the brutal murder in Ojota. This is when the blood of Jumoke Oyeleke, murdered in July 2021, is still fresh in our hearts, and recently, the brutal murders of Gafaru Buraimoh and Bolanle Raheem.
Citing the Lekki shooting as another case of extrajudicial killing, Olayiwola said police brutality should have stopped once and for all since the 2020 #EndSARS protest. “But to date, Governor Sanwo-Olu and his henchmen have decided not implement justice. Reports from the #EndSARS panel led by Okuwobi.
“The violation of the rights of the Lagosians is quite excessive in the administration of Governor Sanwo-Olu. From LASTMA to the police and soldiers, this government has unleashed the hell of brutality and barbarism on the people of Lagos,” he stated.
“This must stop and Lagos must be released. We truly cannot go on like this,” Olayiwola added in the statement co-signed by his running mate Ben Eze.