EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu orders police to release all arrested protesters

EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu orders police to release all arrested protesters

- Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the police to release all individuals arrested during the #EndSARS protests

- The police have released all the protesters following Sanwo-Olu's directives

- Sanwo-Olu also reiterated the need for youths to shun further protests

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state on Monday, October 12, ordered the state police commissioner to release all arrested protesters.

This was revealed in a tweet shared on the official Twitter handle of the governor @jidesanwoolu.

The Nigerian police based on the governor's directive released the people who were arrested during the #EndSARS protests.

Protesters arrested include Nkemakolam Okpara Felicia, Nduka Treasure Chiamaka, Adefila Olanrewaju, Adeola Adebayo, Ayodeji Ayeni, and Adebola Ojabodu.

EndSARS: Release all arrested protesters - Sanwo-Olu orders police
Governor Sanwo-Olu at the venue of one of the #EndSARS protests. Photo credit: jidesanwoolu.
Source: Twitter

He said:

"I gave a directive to the CP to effect the release of the arrested protesters and they have all been released. Every citizen has a right to protest peacefully. No one will be violated for engaging in a peaceful protest."

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The governor also reiterated the need for the youth to return the state government’s gesture by shunning further protests.

He urged Lagosians to take a break from protests and give the government a chance to take tangible steps to resolve the situation that sparked the protests.

Sanwo-Olu revealed that broader issues will be addressed in his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 13.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that three people who reportedly participated in the #EndSARS protest in Ogun state were arraigned on Monday, October 12, by the Nigerian police.

It was reported that the protesters were charged with “attempted murder.” The Citizens’ Gavel, a civic tech organization, representing the protesters, said its lawyers “were unable to get them out on bail as the magistrate court does not have jurisdiction."

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The matter has been adjourned to Wednesday, October 28.

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