In less than two months after End SARS protests was organised in different parts of the country, it seems like more is still coming after it. There have been several complaints regards the rate in which people were manhandled by police officers which led to the said Protests.
<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Based on that note, a certain twitter user revealed that a heavy protest is presently going on in Tejuosho road in Lagos. According to the tweet and the video posted, mothers were seen in their numbers carrying placards, chanting, "we want justice." Some of the placards they were carrying have inscriptions like "we match for our children"Based on that note, a certain twitter user revealed that a heavy protest is presently going on in Tejuosho road in Lagos. According to the tweet and the video posted, mothers were seen in their numbers carrying placards, chanting, “we want justice.” Some of the placards they were carrying have inscriptions like “we match for our children”
These are some of the screen shot that were gotten from the video.
This is really a welcome development. Things should be done and be done properly. It’s is said that for there to be peace in any given place or environment, there must be justice. It was on the news today that the Nigerian Police has written to court for them to suspend the EndSARS panel all over the country, which might be the main reason why these mothers took to the street to show their anger and displeasure.
“How Can A Minister Be So Misinformed”— DJ Switch Finally Tackles Lai Muhammed
Exiled DJ Switch has finally replied Minister Of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed over his denial of Lekki massacre that has got people talking for weeks
DJ Switch who has been granted asylum by Canadian government took to her Twitter page on Tuesday to tackle the minister and ask how he could be so misinformed despite being a minister of information.
<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-purple-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">"Hw can a "minister of information" be so "misinformed"?The only believable thing about him, is his name…Lai Unfortunately Sir,the truth is a very stubborn thing! Tnk u all 4 ur well wishes & prayers.Its nt bn easy 4 me bt d need 2 #SoroSoke is more important than their bullying". She tweeted. “Hw can a “minister of information” be so “misinformed”?The only believable thing about him, is his name…Lai Unfortunately Sir,the truth is a very stubborn thing! Tnk u all 4 ur well wishes & prayers.Its nt bn easy 4 me bt d need 2 #SoroSoke is more important than their bullying”. She tweeted.
You would recall that the minister who has been defending the Nigerian government and debunking the killing at the Lekki tollgate said DJ switch who streamed the incident on Instagram live has a case to answer.
The minister accused the DJ switch who is now in exile for fear of persecution of plunging the country into chaos for his live streaming of the event which the government denied to have happened.
The minister has also petitioned CNN for their investigative reporting of the Lekki massacre that indicted the Nigerian Army of killing peaceful protesters.
It is a tortuous journey for Eromosele Adene, an #EndSARS protester, as he will be arraigned before a Chief Magistrate in Lagos on Tuesday.
The embattled youth was arrested in Lagos on November 7 by the police and whisked to Abuja, the nation’s capital days later.
Eromosele is charged with allegations of aiding the #EndSARS protest in Lagos.
The case was initially scheduled to hold on Monday on allegations of financial support to the youth protest that was later hijacked by hoodlums in some states in the country.
His sister, Onomene, had explained that she was used as bait by a group of security operatives to get to her brother.
Onomene, who was a guest recently on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said she got a call from a man who claimed to be a former church member and who had a parcel to deliver to her father who is the pastor of the church.
On getting to the meeting venue, she stated that she could not figure out the man’s face, and as she approached him, she discovered that the parcel was not what the man claimed it was.
Eromosele’s sister added that they were later joined on the spot by more policemen before she was asked to take them to their house where the embattled protester was arrested.
She condemned the arrested of her brother and called for his release, saying he has a liver infection, and his continued detention was harmful to his health.
The UK said it awaits the outcome of Nigerian investigations into reports of police brutality, noting that it would not publicly speculate on future sanctions designations.
The UK Government and Parliament on Thursday responded to the #ENDSARS petition by some Nigerians against the Nigerian Government.
<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">With about 219,702 signatures, the petition seeks to implement sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials over abuse of power by the operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, and the alleged shooting at protestors calling for SARS disbandment.With about 219,702 signatures, the petition seeks to implement sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials over abuse of power by the operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, and the alleged shooting at protestors calling for SARS disbandment.
Reacting, the UK said it awaits the outcome of Nigerian investigations into reports of police brutality, noting that it would not publicly speculate on future sanctions designations.
The statement reads, “The UK Government is deeply concerned by violence during recent protests in Nigeria, which tragically claimed lives. Our thoughts are with the families of all those affected.
“The Foreign Secretary issued a statement on October 21 calling for an end to the violence and the Nigerian government to urgently investigate reports of brutality by its security forces and hold those responsible to account.
“The Minister for Africa tweeted on October 16, noting the Nigerian people’s democratic and peaceful calls for reforms, and again on October 21, encouraging the Nigerian authorities to restore peace and address concerns over brutality towards civilians. He reiterated these messages when he spoke to Foreign Minister Onyeama on October 23.
“The British High Commissioner in Abuja has also raised the protests with representatives of the Nigerian government and will continue to do so. We welcome President Buhari’s decision to disband the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and the establishment of judicial panels of inquiry to investigate alleged incidents of brutality by the security services.
“They must investigate all incidents, including in Lagos, thoroughly. The Minister for Africa tweeted on October 29 stressing the importance of the police and military cooperation with the panels. He raised this, and the need for the panels to urgently start investigations, when he spoke to the Governor of Lagos on November 11.
“The UK Government will continue to work with the Nigerian government and international and civil society partners to support justice, accountability and a more responsive policing model in Nigeria.
“We will continue to push for the Nigerian security services to uphold human rights and the rule of law, investigate all incidents of brutality, illegal detentions and use of excessive force, and hold those responsible to account.”
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has ordered the relaxation of the curfew in the state from 10pm to 6am.
Sanwo-Olu had imposed the curfew due to break down of law and order by hoodlums who hijacked the End SARS protests in the state.
However, Sanwo-Olu’s order was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho on Friday.
Omotosho said the governor commended people of the state for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in the communities.
According to the statement: “He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity.
<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">“The Governor advised disseminators of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly.”“The Governor advised disseminators of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly.”
This is quite unbelievable, the minor who was arrested yesterday by the Police, for allegedly joining some hoodlums and thugs to break into Oba Market Police station, and after then he took one of the policeman uniform after they are done, and wore it declaring himself as the new IG of Police.
Here is the photo of boy when he was arrested:
<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">According to a man called Kola Edokpayi from his verified Facebook page. He reveals his team have secured the bail of the young boy today, whose name is Gift Osayuhi. The boy was released to them after signing an undertaking to rehabilitate and him the young boy, and also offers him scholarship to achieve his dream.According to a man called Kola Edokpayi from his verified Facebook page. He reveals his team have secured the bail of the young boy today, whose name is Gift Osayuhi. The boy was released to them after signing an undertaking to rehabilitate and him the young boy, and also offers him scholarship to achieve his dream.
Here is the photo of the boy with Mr. Kola Edokpayi and his team, after his release:
Check out the screenshot of Mr. Kola Edokpayi statement on his verified Facebook page:
We have been able to secure the unconditional release of the 11 year old boy by name Gift Osayuhi whose picture went viral on social media yesterday for allegedly joining some miscreants to break into Oba Market Police station, took their police Uniform,wore it and declared himself as the new IG of Police during the ENDSARS protest. The boy was released to us after we undertook to rehabilitate and reform him. The young boy said his dream is to become the IG of Police and we also undertook to ensure the boy is giving a proper education so as to help help him achieve his dream. We sincerely thank Edo State Commissioner of Police and Edo State Ministry of Justice for the kind understanding and cooperation. We also met with his mother who told she is a widow who takes care of the children alone and the little boy usually assist her to sell water and drinks in Ring road.
Obasa described unarmed civilians killed by the police as “miscreants”, justifying extra-judicial killings.
The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has ordered the members of the house to ‘look down’ on those killed by the police during the crisis that erupted in the state after the #EndSARS protest.
The demostration was thwarted by suspected thugs and hoodlums who hijacked the protests to cause mayhem, and attack public and private investments in the state.
Many people including policemen and unarmed civilians were killed, while others sustained several degree of injuries during the violent crisis that erupted last week in Lagos.
However, during the planery session on Thursday, Lagos Speaker, Obasa described the unarmed civilians killed by the police as “miscreants”, justifying extra-judicial killings which Nigerians are protesting against.
He ordered the members of the house to observe a minute silence for only those who lost their lives, but not miscreants that were killed by the police.
“Shall we rise to observe one-minute silence in honour of those patriotic Lagosians who lost their lives, and not miscreants that were killed by Police… he said.
Shall we rise to observe one-minute silence in honour of those patriotic Lagosians who lost their lives, and not miscreants that were killed by Police… — Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa pic.twitter.com/jebzJgdmBm
The NBA and CDHR represented over 100 alleged looters arraigned by the police and military before a magistrate court sitting in Benin City on Tuesday.
The Benin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights have offered free legal service for alleged looters arrested by the police in Edo State.
The NBA and CDHR represented over 100 alleged looters arraigned by the police and military before a magistrate court sitting in Benin City on Tuesday. The legal counsels were led by National President of CDHR, Osagie Obayuwana, Bar Public Defender, Dennis Osaretin, Legal Consult, Osayuki King, and other respected counsel from the Benin bar and human rights community. The police and military charged the suspects for various offenses including looting of COVID-19 palliatives and violation of curfew. The suspects were all granted bail with the NBA and CDHR helping to perfect their bail at no cost to the suspects. “We are committed to providing free legal representations to all victims of #ENDSARS protest in Edo state and many who have become victims of oppression by the very same government who ought to protect and provide for them,” the NBA said. Recall that residents of different states including Edo, Lagos, Osun, Abuja, Plateau and Ogun had discovered warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are being hoarded by state governments. The residents overpowered the security personnel guarding the warehouses and made away with the palliatives. The police are currently making attempt to recover the palliatives including making house-to-house search.
The End SARS peaceful protesters which had earlier turned into a looting movement by some hoodlums who took over the protest by killing, looting, and destroying of people’s properties. These have been going on in most of the thirty-six (36) States in Nigeria.
One of the reasons for the protest was to eradicate the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and also to put to an end Police brutality and constant extortion from the Police Unit.
The protest went so well until it was finally ruined by hoodlums who hijacked the process with evil intentions. There is no doubt, the protesters have passed their messages which the Federal Government has promised to look into it.
It was gathered that in some parts of the State, some youth are still carrying out the same protest and Oyo State is included.
The video below shows how a young man by the name Kayode Babayomi who acknowledged himself to be part of the End SARS protest in Oyo State. He said there was a call-out meeting in which some of the youths were included, but the agenda of the meeting was already diverted and jeopardized, the State Government of Oyo State gave the End SARS protest group the sum of N1 Million to share among themselves, but he insisted that the money should be returned to the State Government.
<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">He further said that accusing fingers were pointed at him for not letting the youths share the money and he was harassed by some thugs who threw him out of the meeting. He also disclosed some representatives of the State Government who were part of the whole arrangement. He further said that accusing fingers were pointed at him for not letting the youths share the money and he was harassed by some thugs who threw him out of the meeting. He also disclosed some representatives of the State Government who were part of the whole arrangement.
Please press and hold on the link below to watch the video 👇
It’s very funny to see that some youths are fighting for the betterment of the country while others are still engaging themselves with the same people they are fighting against. Is this how the youths would take over?
Do you think the youths will be able to handle what they are looking for?
Do you also think money can cause disagreement and separation amongst the youths?
Do you think the country will be better when the youths become leaders?
Ten persons comprising six policemen and four civilians were killed, and 38 cops injured in Lagos during violent protests that erupted last week, the police have said.
The police also said 16 police stations were burnt and 13 vandalised by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #ENDSARS protests across the state.
<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu gave these details Tuesday while parading 520 suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in the wanton destruction and looting of both private and public properties.Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu gave these details Tuesday while parading 520 suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in the wanton destruction and looting of both private and public properties.
According to Odumosu, the six policemen killed were ASP Yard Edward, attached to Denton Police Station; Inspector Olayinka Erinfolami of defunct Anti Kidnapping Unit (AKU); Inspector Adegbenro Aderibigbe attached to Meiran Division, Sergeant Abejide Abiodun of Department of Operations (DOPs), State Headquarters and two others attached to Orile Division.
He said 58 police vehicles were burnt,13 vandalised, 62 vehicles belonging to individuals and those connected with some pending cases (exhibits) were burnt and nine other vehicles vandalised by the hoodlums.
Odumosu also disclosed that 15 motorcycles and tricycles were torched and 65 vandalised at various locations within the state.
For public assets destroyed, Odumosu listed High Court Complex Igbosere, Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Broad Street; Ejigbo LCDA Secretariat; BRT Terminal Iddo (where 67 buses were burnt); City Hall, Lagos Island; COVID-19 Warehouse at Monkey Village; BRT Terminals at Ojodu and Ikotun; Ajeromi Ifelodun LG Secretariat; NPA Head Office, Marina, and FRSC/VIO Office at Ojodu where only the vehicles parked outside the main buildings within their compounds were burnt.
“Sixteen Police Stations were set ablaze during the unrest. They included Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Old Area J Command Ajah, Elemoro, New Area J Command Elemoro, Igando, Ebute-Ero, and its barracks and Ilasamaja Police Stations.
Others were Makinde and its barracks, Ikotun, Isokoko, Pen-Cinema, Onipanu, Alade Police Stations etc.
“Thirteen formations were vandalised amongst which were Ojo and Ojodu Stations. Police posts burnt included Cele, llogbo-Elerin, Shibiri, Defunct Anti-Cultism office, Gbagada, Defunct SARS Office Onilekere, Makoko, Daleko, Ashamu, Makinyo, Amuwo-Odofin, Defunct Anti-Kidnapping Office, Surulere and 0ld SARS Office Ajegunle.
“During the unrest, the police posts that were vandalised by the hoodlums included PPL, Mowo, Morogbo, Ikota and Mawa police posts.
“Some private facilities as well as other investments that were partly torched and vandalised/looted included the Oba of Lagos’ Palace; Television Continental Station (TVC) at Ikosi-Ketu, Access Bank, GTBank and Ebeano Supermarket at Victoria Island, The Nation Newspaper office at Fatai Atere Street, Mushin, Shoprite Malls at Ajah, LTV 8, Alausa, Ikeja, Surulere, Samsung Outlet at Apple Roundabout, Festac, Shoprite at Festac, Samsung Office Oyingbo, etc. However, some of the looted items from these outlets/offices have been recovered.
“Based on these incidences, the command was able to arrest a total of 520 suspects for various offences ranging from arson, robbery, murder, rioting, malicious damage, and unlawful possession of firearms,” he said.
Among those arrested, Odumosu said, was one Olamilekan Ibrahim, 19, alleged to have been among those who broke into a commercial bank and carted away cash, other valuables in Lekki.
The police said he was arrested with N250, 000 alleged to be his share of the loot from the banks, as well as a locally-made pistol.
He said two suspects identified as Ebere Reuben, 29, and Samuel Oyediran, 16, were also arrested by RRS operatives for their involvement in burning of the BRT terminal at Berger and TVC Station in Lagos State, respectively. They were allegedly caught with left-over of some quantities of petroleum products with which they set the places ablaze.
The police boss, who acknowledged that those arrested were not peaceful #ENDSARS protesters, stated that it was a known fact armed hoodlums hijacked the protests and were responsible for series of killings, arson and looting recorded.
“Thorough investigation into the cases has commenced. Members of the public should be rest assured that they will be updated as investigation progresses. At this juncture, I will like to appreciate officers and men of this command for their doggedness, gallantry and commitment to maintaining law and order and restoration of normalcy to the state.
“Also, I commend the community leaders and stakeholders for their support in this regard, especially on recovery of the looted arms and ammunition and valuables. They have been so helpful. Last but not the least the command appreciates other sister/security agencies for their support in the struggle for restoration of peace and harmony to the state.
“…permit me to re-assure the good people of Lagos State that we will leave no stone unturned in providing adequate security for all and sundry.
Emphatically, for the ember months, the command has put measures in place to legally deal with the criminals who might want to foment troubles or deprive law-abiding Lagosians of their property,” he said.
But most of the suspects denied involvement in the violence alleging that they were picked up randomly during raids.
One Ibrahim in whose possession several looted items were allegedly found denied the accusation insisting that he only showed security agents were the items were kept in Ebute Meta.
Some of the suspects, who became dramatic, claimed they were either arrested at the bus stop while going about their legitimate duties or apprehended in front of their shops or near their homes.
As the parade ground became chaotic, the police started returning the suspects into waiting Black Maria to prevent breakdown of order.