‘It Has Gone Beyond Reforms’ – Desmond Elliot Backs EndSARS Campaign (videos)


‘It Has Gone Beyond Reforms’ - Desmond Elliot Backs EndSARS ProtestersDesmond Elliot, member representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has said the Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) police unit is beyond reforms.

Desmond said this on Friday while addressing the issue of #EndSARSProtesters at the Lagos Assembly complex in Ikeja.

The actor cum politician expressed;

It has gone beyond having hotlines or doing reforms. As the Deputy Speaker rightly said, we really need to look into it.

The IG of police seriously must consider. Nigeria Police are working for the people. If the (SARS) unit is working for the people and the people are calling for it to be disbanded, then let us do what they are saying.

While insisting that arresting people because of their appearance is wrong, the lawmaker, however, admitted that there are still some bad eggs in society.

He explained;

The truth is, you can’t just arrest people on the road because of the hair they wear. That is not to say that we do not have bad people but because of the lack of training on how to deal civilly with people, we now come to have what SARS is today. So, I am in alignment with the prayers of the deputy speaker and I feel that we should do that expeditiously.

The outcry against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continued on Friday with protesters occupying the Lagos State House of Assembly Complex.

The protesters who spent the night at the entrance of the Lagos State House of Assembly complex demanded an immediate response and immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.

The lawmakers later addressed the audience and debated their demands on the floor of the House.

Watch videos of Desmond Elliot addressing the house below;

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