- The Ooni of Ife has lent his voice to the ongoing campaign to end SARS
- According to the monarch, the movement has brought him nothing but joy
- The traditional ruler also shared an experience his daughter had with men of the anti-robbery Unit
- Ooni Adeyeye urged police to see that the movement demands better on their behalf
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has taken to social media to share what he describes as a 'nasty' experience his daughter had with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a lengthy post shared to his official Instagram page of almost 300,000 followers, the monarch expressed joy at the movement to end SARS.
He then went on to recount how his daughter was harassed by SARS officers for carrying a laptop on her way to the airport.
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"The #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me. Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal. I understand your plight, my 25 year old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life. On her way to the airport, she was stopped and terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plain clothes policemen in a bus, detained for close to 30mins of thorough questioning. Imagine a young female for that matter, all her belongings completely searched all because she was with a laptop on an official assignment from her office in Lagos. I can only imagine the countless ones that have lost their lives from such ordeals, may their souls rest in peace.
The Ooni went on to encourage the youth and urged them to demand more from the government but make sure to do it in a peaceful manner.
To members of the police force, he said they should see the movement as being for their own good as well.
According to him, the movement is aimed at pushing the government to do better for them.
"I assure you that this is the beginning of greater things to come in Nigeria. I implore you to demand for more, but plead with you to do so in a peaceful manner, as anything outside of that will cause unnecessary havoc for all. I have been informed of many innocent souls that were arrested and currently been detained, be rest assured that I am pursuing the matter and they will be set free. To the men and women of the Nigerian police force, be assured that this movement is also for you, we know you are humans also and your reality is as a result of your environment. This movement demands better on your behalf, and is aimed at pushing the government to do better for you and elevate your standard of living. Do not persecute your advocates. God bless Nigerian youths and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.#ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY"
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Meanwhile, Nigerian media personality, Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode popularly known as Do2tun, has taken to social media to slam people complaining about the protest.
In a recent tweet which he also shared via his Instagram page, the On-Air Personality accused such people of being part of the problems in the country as they are not focused on the real issues.
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