EndSARS: Tear Gas Fired At Hoodlums Not Protesters – CP Odumosu

Following the firing of tear gas canisters at some protesters  by the Lagos State Police at the EndSARS anniversary, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that the fired tear gas canisters were to disperse those at the tollgate, as EndSARS protesters had already left the location and those hanging around were hoodlums.

He reportedly stated that, “The activists had informed us that their activity will start by 8am and last till 10am. They had an agreement with us that they will be having a car procession, which they are done with and have left.”

He said that, “They told us that they finished their activity around 10am, adding that whoever was found still hanging around is not part of them. Those you can see around now are hoodlums who want to steal and cause destruction.”

The CP disclosed that, “We found knives, cutlasses and other dangerous materials in their(hoodlums) possession. Those cannot be protesters but hoodlums, and that is why they were chased away so that peaceful citizens can go about their lawful businesses.”

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