Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, has called for an emergency meeting of the parliament to address the outrage trailing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

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The assembly took to its social media page to break the news in the early hours of Friday.

“After addressing the #EndSARS protesters led by @mrmacaronii at the early hours of today, Mr.Speaker @mudashiru_obasa has called for an emergency sitting later today to deliberate on way forward as it concerns SARS in Lagos State,” it wrote.

The directive comes after an overnight demonstration at the premises of the state assembly by #EndSARS protesters led by Mr Macaroni, a comedian.

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The demonstrators were said to have stormed the assembly’s premises, requesting to meet with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor.

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The youths also demanded that the legislative chamber facilitate laws that would end the incessant brutality of youths by the police unit.

It was gathered that security operatives and other members of the parliament pleaded with the protesters to go back home and return in the morning, but the latter insisted on meeting the governor to register their plights.

“If we say we want to see the one that we elected into office, it is not too much,” Mr Macaroni said.

The speaker, however, arrived the scene of the event in the dead of night to address the protesters, assuring them that the issues raised by them would be looked into.

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The protesters also submitted a copy of their petitions to the speaker.

Mr Marcaroni also announced that the protest will continue on Friday.

“We are still here!!! Starting again this morning 9:00am!!! We are right in front of the Lagos house!!! Join us and let us save whatever is left of our future!!! It’s not easy but let’s give it a try!! We the Youths must rise!!! #ALutaContinua #EndSARSProtest,” he wrote.

The development comes after Runtown and Falz, two heavyweight musicians, had led similar protest on Thursday.

The renewed protests against SARS started on Saturday after a video showing a man allegedly gunned down in Delta by operatives of the police unit went viral.



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