Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has condemned the destructions that adopted the peaceable End SARS protest in October.
The official stated the perpetrators should face the regulation.
“If we don’t punish those who caused these damages, others may do it again,” he stated on Sunday.
Amaechi spoke throughout an evaluation of the damages on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Lagos, NAN experiences.
The former Rivers State Governor stated it was legit to protest however unlawful to destroy personal and authorities properties.
“This is totally disastrous. It just isn’t sufficient to vent your anger about police brutality on this method. How does damaging authorities property concern the police? Whether you prefer it or not, this might be refurbished or rebuilt with authorities funds.
”That means the funds additionally belong to those that have set this place ablaze. Those who commit crime needs to be held liable and acceptable punishment meted out on them. I used to be a scholar from 1983 to 1987, that was a interval when the Nigerian college students had been at all times out on the streets, we by no means burnt down something.
“The rights to protest is outlined within the legal guidelines of Nigeria, it doesn’t embody burning peoples homes or locations, it doesn’t embody blocking main highways or minor roads. The regulation stated it is best to protest by the aspect of the street, it didn’t say it is best to protest and block the roads as a result of there are different street customers.
“I may not like police brutality and I didn’t protest. It is legitimate to protest but it is illegitimate to take other people’s rights. The rights to protest is defined in the constitution but it does not include burning people’s houses and government properties”, Amaechi careworn.