Gov. Sanwo-Olu Gives N10m Each To Wives Of Police Officers Killed In Aftermath Of #EndSARS Protests

Gov. Sanwo-Olu Gives N10m Each To Wives Of Police Officers Killed In Aftermath Of #EndSARS Protests




Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday presented N10 million each to the wives of six officers killed during the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.

Sanwo-Olu’s gesture was in fulfilment of his earlier promise during a meeting with police officers at the State Police Command.

“Some of our gallant police officers paid the supreme price for our security and safety during the recent EndSARS protests,” the governor said while presenting the cheque to the wives and children of the slain officers at the 14th Town Hall meeting on security held at Civic Centre on Victoria Island.

“These are the officers deployed to protect our families from hoodlums but they were lynched in the violence. Today, I am happy to announce and present N10 million compensation through LSSTF to each family of the officers. All their children have also be placed on scholarship up to university level, courtesy of the State Government.”

The #EndSARS protests took place in October. Photo: Twitter@FollowLASG


The late police officers are Yaro Edward, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP); Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, Inspector Aderibigbe Adegbenro; Inspector Samsom Ehibor, Sergeant Bejide Abiodun and Inspector Igoche Cornelius.

During the event tagged “Lagos Security: Resilience in the Face Adversity” and organised by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), the Lagos governor also awarded scholarships to the children of the deceased officers up to the university level.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril tweeted,

Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu today presented a sum of N10m to the wives of Police Officers killed during the hijacked #EndSARS protests that turned violent in Lagos.”