A Lagos lawyer, Mr. Bayo Akinlade Esq, has commended the Lagos state attorney general and commissioner for justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo for ordering the release of 253 EndSARS Protesters for non disclosure of prima facie case.
According to the legal practitioner the commitment of the DPP Lagos for vetting quickly is highly commendable.
“I would like to commend the hard work and the commitment of the office of the DPP Lagos for vetting very quickly; the several arrests made by the Nigeria Police regarding post #EndSARS looters
“The news stating that the “AG Lagos State Directs the Release of 253 Suspects over ‘Non Disclosure of Prima Facie Case” is most certainly great news for those released, their family members and friends.
“Yes, they have suffered a great deal and yes, we cannot compensate them for whatever humiliation they may have suffered BUT we can put in place mechanisms to AVOID these kinds of embarrassing situations.
“I commend also our Judiciary for ensuring that justice was done and insisting that a prima facie case should be established and proper investigations be carried out within the shortest possible time.
“I want to further appeal to the police to step up and be professional about their duties. The powers given to them are sacred and should not be abused. To arrest and detain a person is a power they should exercise with great respect and dignity. *The police that wants the respect of the citizens should respect the citizen*
“It is my desire to see a more effective policing structure and policy that will rebuild the confidence of the citizens in the police. In achieving this, we must all work together and be focused in doing what is right at all times.
“Corruption within governance structures MUST STOP. Our Courts must be rid of all corrupt elements that sends the wrong signals to the people.
“We have a duty to each other to make sure that Nigeria works!” He said.