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“That I support the protests doesn’t mean I’m against police,” Gov. Seyi Makinde

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Families of police officers in Oyo State that were unlawfully killed would be compensated from the N500 million Fund, Gov Seyi Makinde reveals…

Oyo State Commissioner for Police, Chucks Enwonwu(L), Gov Seyi Makinde (C)

Earlier today, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde paid a visit to the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters at Eleyele, where he revealed that he’s also interested in the well-being of the police, OYOGist.com reports.

In the images shared by the Governor on his Social Media, he met with members of the State Police Force, including the Oyo State Commissioner for Police, Mr Chuks Enwonwu.

The governor implored the Police to look beyond the recent looting and attacks against their structures and personnel carried out by hoodlums and thugs that hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests, stressing that the police are a very important part of the community.

The governor revealed that because he supports the protests doesn’t mean he does not support the police.

“I said we should all work together to build a better society. That I support the protests doesn’t mean I am against them. I am for the protection of everyone’s right, including theirs,” Governor Seyi Makinde said.

The governor further revealed that the anarchists and hoodlums that attacked the police personnel would be brought to book.

OYOGist.com gathers that the governor mentioned that part of the 5 for 5 requests of the #EndSARS protesters included better pay and condition for the members of the Nigerian Police Force.

While speaking to the members of the police force, he told them that the police unit, although has some bad eggs among them, doesn’t rule out the contributions of the good cops. He however stated that the professional conducts of good policemen among them will win back the trust of the people.

The Governor also noted that the families of police officers that were ‘unlawfully’ killed would be compensated in the initial N500 million naira fund that was set aside to compensate victims of police brutality in the state.

See photos from the visit below:

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