LAGOS STATE Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA), says it has sanctioned all officers involved in the unlawful treatment of an Uber driver, Mr Adedotun Clement, during the ENDSARS Memorial protest have been suspended.
This follows the conduct of the orderly room trial of the two Officers identified in the various videos on social media from the incident and the supervising Officers from at the venue.
The General Manager of the Agency, Prince Dr Ifalade Oyekan said both officers and their Supervising Officers were charged with disreputable conduct as a result of the assault on a member of the public, “the use of pepper spray which is not a standard issue kit for officers of the Agency and general unruly behaviours capable of breaching public peace all of which are in contempt of the Agency’s rules as contained in its Handbook,”
He said the officers directly involved in the assault were publicly de-kitted and suspended from the Agency for the next 2 months. They are also to be redeployed to another command of the Agency for behavioural evaluation and further reprimand.
According to him, the Commanding Superintendents and the Divisional Commander for Lagos Division of LNSC, under whose jurisdiction and command at the event were also suspended for one Month and their deputies are to act in their place until further notice: all with immediate effect.
“The Agency also use this medium to tender an unreserved apology to the general public and by the same apologise to Mr Clement Adedotun (the Uber Driver) for the conduct of the Officers at the event as it places high premium on its relationship with the people who the Agency consider as its greatest asset.
“Oyekan however restated the commitment of the Lagos State Government to the security of lives and properties of the people of Lagos State.