The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday declared that the #EndSARS protest which rocked Nigeria in 2020 started as a result of fake news.
The Police Chief noted that the demand for #EndSARS came as a result of fake news from Delta State after a local security outfit called ‘Delta Safe’ accosted some suspected criminals.
He submitted that the suspects took off immediately they saw the police and one of them intentionally rolled off the vehicle while the Police were in pursuit.
The IGP alleged that it was a passer-by who recorded the incident, uploaded it on social media, and tagged it as SARS killing an innocent citizen.
He said the protest which started in Ughelli, Delta State was what metamorphosed into the #End SARS protest in Lagos State and eventually spread to other parts of the country.