- 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.
"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."
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.
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."
The matter has been adjourned to Wednesday, October 28.
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