Lagos State is to commence prosecution of offending Police officers in the State. On Thursday, Ogun State Ministry of Justice made a public announcement of the prosecution in the State. Furthermore, this has been lauded by the residents of the State and Nigerians in general. On the other hand, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was challenged to do the same.
However, it seems the Governor has taken up the challenge as he addressed Lagosians this morning. He disclosed that the prosecution of more than 20 officers is pending. According to the released list, some of the officers have been arraigned with scheduled dates for hearing. Moreover, some cases are yet to be filed. Hence, not yet scheduled.
“Good morning Lagos. Today seems like a good day to get on to the work of rebuilding Lagos and ending police brutality. To show our commitment to the latter, here is a list of ongoing prosecution of police officers for offences related to the violation of human rights in Lagos.
The first prosecution will be on November 13, 2020. However, the State will prosecute 3 officers on that day. They are Insp. Surulere Irede, Sgt. Sunday Ogunyemi, and Corp. Hezekiah Babatunde. These 3 are charged for manslaughter. Moreover, Justice Ogunsanya will preside over the case.
See the full list below