- Bakare has been arrested in Osogbo
- The activist was arrested for protesting against bad governance
- Recall that he was arrested alongside Sowore last year
The Department of Secret Service (DSS) has arrested Olawale Bakare, convener of RevolutionNow in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
He was arrested when he converged with members of the Revolution Now at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo to stage a protest against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, extra-judicial activities among others.
According to the Nation, the protesters were only armed with placards with several inscriptions against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, extrajudicial activities and others were arrested in the presence of policemen.
Recall that he was also arrested in Osogbo and arraigned alongside Omoyele Sowore.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that photos and videos on social media indicate that Nigerian security agents used maximum force on peaceful protesters in the commercial city of Lagos and the country's capital, Abuja on Wednesday, August 5.
The protesters are members of Revolution Now, a group of young Nigerians calling for a change in the way Nigeria is being governed.
“We are currently witnessing a joint madness by the military, police and other security agencies as over 60 of our comrades have been arrested over peaceful #RevolutionNow protest. The Abacha days are here once again, Deji Adeyanju,” one of the leaders of the group tweeted.
“Police, Army and Airforce deployed in Abuja because of a protest but they can't do this for Southern Kaduna herdsmen massacre.
“They've arrested and assaulted protesters. This govt has lost it completely. History will never forget and forgive Buhari,” another member of the group tweeted.
In another development Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of planning violence and harassing his supporters ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
His words: “As I speak to you now, you can't imagine that police from Abuja are already in the state and have been paid to arrest our supporters.
“They have been paid by a billionaire to arrest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in the state. This billionaire sponsored the attacks on me and other PDP governors at the palace. This is to tell you the level of corruption and impunity we face.”
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