#EndSARS: Police releases arrested protesters in Ogun State
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced the release of protesters who were arrested for agitating against police brutality across the state.
About 23 protesters were arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command when the protest which was supposed to be peaceful turned violent.
Some protesters were arrested for allegedly vandalising police post and police patrol vehicles, three guns, rounds of ammunition and assorted charms were discovered in one of their cars.
“I can confirm that, following my instruction to the Commissioner of Police, detained protest organisers have been released from detention,” Governor Abiodun tweeted.
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) October 11, 2020
“Freedom of peaceful assembly and of speech are the inalienable rights of every Ogun State citizen, as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution, and since governments at all levels are guided by this, the Ogun State Government will not be an exception.”
The police have released detained #EndSARS protesters in Ogun state.
The protesters were released following the intervention of the state governor, @dabiodunMFR.
Well done, Mr. Governor! pic.twitter.com/Row2SqKAxB
— SF (@sfojoemmanuela) October 11, 2020