#EndSARS: Oyetola suspends curfew




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State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola on suspended the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state.

This, according a statement issued by the Secretary the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, is allow members the public approach the state panel inquiry on police brutality and submit complaints and go about lawful businesses.

The statement added that government has noticed substantial compliance with it directives, as well as the maturity with which the protesters in the state were carrying out protest, hence, its decision suspend the curfew. It however,stated that it would not hesitate reimpose the curfew should the need arises, while pledging its commitment meet the demands the protesters, the state government appealed them suspend the protest for now. “The State Government notes the level compliance with the 24-hour curfew earlier declared to forestall breakdown law and order. “We commend the residents and for show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew. We equally commend youths for displaying sense of maturity in carrying out their protest. “After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, , October 23, 2020 till further notice. “The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses. However, Government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise. “Government remains committed to the cause of youths and the protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met. “Considering government’ commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters, we appeal to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage government in a dialogue. “All and residents are enjoined to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property.”

 

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