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EndSARS: Killing Of Protester In Ogbomosho Very Unfortunate — Lanlehin

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The 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin has described the killing of a student, Jimoh Isiaka during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho on Saturday as unfortunate.

Lanlehin, in a statement on Sunday, started that he finds it hard to believe that the Police will deploy extreme force in the face of peaceful, nonviolent and civil protests.

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He also called for a quick investigation into what occurred.

His statement read: 

I received with great shock, and extreme disappointment, the unfortunate killing of an EndSARS protester, 23-year old Jimoh Isiaka, allegedly by men of the Nigerian Police, yesterday, in Ogbomoso.

While the death of anyone is usually a sad event, and a reminder of the diminishing nature of our human existence, occurrence of same, particularly during a protest whose aim is in fact, to halt such acts, is even more condemnable.

As a parent and lawyer, I find it hard that the Police will deploy extreme force in the face of peaceful, nonviolent and civil protests, and I can only urge the leadership of the Police to investigate this dastardly act, and bring perpetrators to justice.

As I commiserate with the parents of the deceased, I urge them to take solace in the fact that their child, though cut in his prime, lived a worthy life, and is today a martyr for the good cause of a just, equitable, lawful and decent society devoid of police brutality and brazen human rights abuses.

May Allah repose his soul and grant him Al-jannah Firdous.

 

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