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EndSARS memorial: Release arrested protesters, journalist – SERAP tells Nigerian authorities

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The Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Mission (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian authorities to launch protesters instantly and a journalist reportedly arrested by the Police on the Lekki tollgate, Lagos, the place the EndSARS memorial protest is scheduled to carry at present.

SERAP, in a tweet on Wednesday morning, insisted that it’s the proper of residents to protest.

SERAP tweeted, “BREAKING: Nigerian authorities should instantly and unconditionally launch two protesters together with a journalist reportedly arrested this morning by the Lagos State Police Command on the Lekki tollgate the place the #EndSARSMemorial protest is scheduled to carry. Protest is a proper.”

DAILY POST studies that the Police had earlier arrested one protester recognized as Okechukwu Peter. His telephone was seized.

A reporter of Legit TV, recognized as Abimbola, was additionally reportedly arrested by police operatives throughout the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos.

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In the meantime, the Lagos State Police Command had banned Finish SARS protests scheduled to carry within the state on Wednesday.

The safety company mentioned it by no means agreed to permit road protests in commemoration of the October 20 anniversary of the demonstration, which value many lives final 12 months.

The State’s Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in an announcement on Tuesday, introduced that solely indoor and digital gatherings might be allowed.

However regardless of warnings by the police in opposition to the memorial protest, some activists, together with Omoyele Sowore and others stormed the realm on Wednesday morning.

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