- Security agents in Lagos have started arresting EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos state
- Moreover, the officers nabbed a popular video journalist who works with Legit.ng, Abisola Alawode
- Abisola was picked up by policemen on Wednesday, October 20, when he arrived at the scene to cover the planned protest in memory of the mayhem that ensued in October 2020
One of the video journalists of Legit.ng, Abisola Alawode, was on Wednesday, October 20, picked up by police officers at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Abisola, as his duty demands, was at the scene doing a live video of the situations around the toll gate following information of a planned protest to mark the first anniversary of the EndSARS march.
However, officers asked journalists to put their tags on their chest and when he was about to do that, they seized some of his items and dragged him into their van.
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Watch the video of how Abisola was picked up below:
Speaking with other journalists who were covering the development, Alawode disclosed that he cannot see properly with one of his eyes because he was beaten in the patrol van.
He added that items in his possession that identify him as a newsman have been seized by the same officers.
Abisola was literally dragged into the van where other arrested journalists and protesters were kept.
Victims awarded N148.2m as Lagos #EndSARS panel concludes sitting
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Judicial Panel on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters held its final sitting after 131 proceedings on Monday, October 18.
On the last day, 23 deserving petitioners were awarded N148.2 million, as stated by the panel's chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi.
It was gathered that a total of 70 victims were awarded N410 million by the panel.
Justice Okuwobi also revealed that the panel had concluded its investigations into the shooting at the Lekki tollgate, one of the venues of the #EndSARS protests in Lagos.
She, however, stated that the panel was working on its report which would be submitted to the state government which was expected to declare the report publicly.
The panel assured petitioners that its recommendations would include compensation to victims of the Lekki tollgate incident if any was identified.