How My Driver Was Killed Throughout #EndSARS Protest In Surulere
Chief Sam Okafor (on crimson cap) narrating the incident to Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and others
The circumstances surrounding the dying of Okechukwu Iloamuazor, a driver wo was shot useless in Lagos have been revealed by his boss.
Chief Sam Okafor, the boss of Okechukwu Iloamuazor who was killed throughout an #EndSARS protest within the Surulere space of Lagos State, has stated his driver acquired down from the automotive to stretch his physique when he was shot useless.
The late Iloamuazor’s boss relived the incident on Saturday when Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the widow of the motive force hit by a stray bullet over the last Monday protest by youths in Surulere.
The protest ended bloody when the police tried to disperse among the protesters who have been transferring in the direction of the Anti-Cultism Police Command within the space.
Within the ensuing chaos, Iloamuazor, 55, was hit by a bullet and died on the spot.
A policeman, Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, additionally died within the incident, in line with the Lagos State Police Command.
It was gathered that the household home of the slain driver was enveloped in gloom when Sanwo-Olu visited his grief-stricken widow, Mrs. Ngozi Iloamuazor.
Okafor clarified that the deceased was not partaking within the protest, including that they have been each heading to Ilupeju once they bumped into the protesters in Surulere.
He narrated, “We have been caught within the site visitors attributable to the protesters who have been shouting #EndSARS. For greater than 40 minutes, there was no motion. I wound down the windshield for recent air, whereas Iloamuazor acquired down from the automotive to stretch his physique. After stretching, he put his each fingers into his pockets and making an attempt to determine the place the site visitors began.
“Immediately, we heard gunshot 3 times. The subsequent factor I noticed was Iloamuazor falling from his place. His fingers remained in his pockets as he fell. I ran out of the automotive and screamed for assist. Individuals got here and began performing all kinds of issues to save lots of him. The police got here to the scene and I advised them my driver had been shot on the spot.”
Okafor urged the governor to make sure justice was served within the matter, noting that he was but to be relieved of the shock.
Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the household over the incident, which he described as unlucky.
He stated the late Iloamuazor shouldn’t have died below the circumstance, however assured the relations that the perpetrators can be delivered to e book.
Sanwo-Olu stated the state authorities would take the officers’ punishment past the established disciplinary pointers of the police.
An announcement from the Lagos State Authorities quoted the governor as saying, “On behalf of the State Authorities, and the folks of Lagos, I commiserate with the household over this senseless brutality that led to the dying of your son. We condemn the infinite killing of harmless residents to the very best stage. It’s extremely disheartening to be taught that the sufferer, Mr. Iloamuazor, was performing his legit obligation when the unlucky incident occurred. He damage nobody to have subjected to such ache dying.
“The officers concerned are present process orderly room trial as we converse, however we are going to enable the police to finish their investigation. We will definitely take the case out of the police and produce the total wrath of the regulation on the officers who perpetrated this irresponsible act. This might be a transparent sign for different trigger-happy officers.
“Mr. Iloamuazor’s dying is a tragic loss not just for the household however to your entire citizenry that has clamoured for an finish to police brutality. I guarantee you that his dying received’t be in useless and the case is not going to be swept below the carpet. That is going to be the start of an actual change that folks need to see in regulation enforcement.”