The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday, made at least seven demands from the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sanwo-Olu visited the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, the State capital, where he met with the officers in the Command, including CP, DIG, AIG Zone 2, All Area Commanders and all DPOs across the State.
The visit came days after the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and extortion and widespread looting and arson in Lagos.
Odumosu, while making his remarks, requested several things from Sanwo-Olu.
This was revealed by the Governor’s media aide, Jubril Gawat, via his Twitter account.
“Governor @jidesanwoolu answering requests from the CP Hakeem Odumosu:
“1: The State Govt should foot bills of all police officers that sustained injuries. Mr Governor says: “Consider it Done” immediately.
“Request 2: That the State Government should consider payment of compensation to the Family of the deceased policemen. Governor @jidesanwoolu says the State Govt will compensate the family of the deceased officers during this period.
“Request 3: That the State Govt should take over the burial arrangements of deceased police officers. Governor @jidesanwoolu says the State Govt will take over the burial arrangements of deceased officers during this period.
“Request 4: That the State Govt should give scholarship to the children of Police deceased Officers. Governor @jidesanwoolu instructed the SA Education to attend to it immediately through the State Scholarship Board.
“Request 5: The Police Stations that have been burnt down. Governor @jidesanwoolu says the State has bigger plans for that and the Police Stations would be rebuilt to proper standards, to something that the Police officers would be proud of.
“Request 6: That the State Govt should help continue the building of the L-Wing to a U-Wing at the Command HQ. Governor @jidesanwoolu says the construction works will begin before the end of the year once space is available.
“Request 7: The Upgrading of the Police Cottage Hospital. Governor @jidesanwoolu says he would direct the Commissioner for Health to come and look at the hospital and determine what kind of improvements the hospital needs.”
What of the children of those who were allegedly killed by SARS before the protest and children of those killed during the protest, will they be given scholarships too?