Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the maltreatment of the 40 protesters arrested for participating in the Occupy Lekki Tollgate protest on Saturday, Feb 13.
The suspects, including popular comedian Debo "Mr. Macaroni" Adebayo, were reportedly arrested, stripped, beaten and verbally abused.
A video of the arrested protesters, topless, and sweating as police verbally assaulted them, was shared online over the weekend and generated criticism.
Reacting to the video, Odumosu, in a statement by the command’s spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered immediate investigation and identification of the culprits.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested ‘EndsSARS protesters’ were b...