- An #EndSARS protest leader who led the second wave of demonstration in Osun state has been arrested
- The protest leader identified as Emmanuel Adebayo was apprehended by operatives of the Directorate of State Service (DSS)
- Adebayo was rounded up after impersonating an officer of the Nigerian Army
A report by The Nation indicates that the Directorate of State Service (DSS) has arrested one of the leaders of #EndSARS protesters identified as Emmanuel Adebayo also known as Captain in Osun state.
According to the report, Adebayo was apprehended on Thursday morning, December 10, for allegedly impersonating an officer of the Nigerian Army after DSS Command received a petition.
It was gathered that Adebayo led some youth in the second wave of #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday, December 7.
He led the young people as they marched to the Osun State House of Assembly carrying placards with several inscriptions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the national leadership of the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) warned against staging the second wave of the #EndSARS protests anywhere in northern Nigeria.
The group said the protest has long outlived its usefulness and it would not sit back and allow rogue elements to plunge Nigerians into another hardship in view of the already ailing economy.
The national chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo said the first phase of the protest was hijacked midway by hoodlums which caused serious damage to the economy of the country.
In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu pointed to fake news as the culprit that sparked the nationwide EndSARS protest which was eventually hijacked by hoodlums.
IGP Adamu claimed that the protesters did not stage the rally to actually end the defunct police squad, but to attack the federal government.
The police chief made this allegation during his visit to the Ebonyi state command on Tuesday, December 8. Adamu went on to disclose that the protest originated in Delta and spread to Lagos and then to other states of the country.
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