- Abisola Alawode, the Legit.ng reporter who was earlier arrested by policemen at Lekki Toll Gate, has been released
- While other journalists who were arrested by police officers on Wednesday, October 20, at Lekki Toll Gate have been released, Abisola was at a time still in police custody
- The popular and vibrant reporter was arrested at Lekki, the venue for the EndSARS memorial protest
The Legit.ng family can now breathe a sigh of soothing relief as one of its own, Abisola Alawode, has been released from police custody.
After much inquiry by Legit.ng lawyers, Abisola was found in the Zone 2 Police division, Onikan, Lagos state.
Tension and fears were rising over the earlier detention of Abisola who was arrested at Lekki Toll Gate on Wednesday, October 20.
It has been about five hours after Abisola was picked up and dragged into a police van while he was doing his job in the area.
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At the moment, a lot of efforts to reach the commissioner of police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, on the whereabouts of Abisola are ongoing.
So far, the PPRO in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, is yet to respond to calls on the rather disturbing development.
There are claims that while the arrested reporter is still in police custody, some other persons who were arrested about the same time as himself have been released.
Just before his arrest, Abisola shared this video on Facebook:
EndSARS: Legit.ng reporter beaten, arrested by policemen at Lekki Toll Gate, videos, photo emerge
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.
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.