#EndSARS protesters are not criminals, says Okorocha

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A governor Imo State, , has warned against criminalising # protests embarked upon by in the country.

The protest against police brutality and bad governance in the country.

The lawmaker representing Imo West District in the said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor at the State House, Marina on Thursday evening.

A statement from the State Government quoted Okorochas as cautioning against “demonising the led the protests”.

The statement titled, ‘ protests: Okorocha salutes Sanwo-Olu’ leadership, courage’.

He also said that “there reason to criminalise the in spite the violence that trailed their demonstration.”

The two-term governor noted that “the ’ demands were in good faith” and called on “political to embrace them as caring fathers”.

The lawmaker, however, condemned the violence that trailed the protests, saying the mayhem in which several public assets were destroyed had robbed the generations valuable inheritance.

He said, “The protest is a lesson for all of us; we take the advantage of the outcome to rebuild and reunite our country. I have doubt that will come out of this stronger than it used to be, given Sanwo-Olu’ exemplary leadership in handling the issue.”

Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying that “the coordinated arson drew Lagos a few steps backward.”

The governor reiterated that he was still in support of the agitations of the and would work with them to realise their five-point demands.