No fewer than 9 peaceable protesters who participated within the October EndSARS protests in Lagos State are languishing in police detention, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters gathered that by means of the intervention of human rights activists and civil societies, eight of the protesters have been launched final week whereas the 9 continued to be detained by the police.
The protesters in custody have been recognized as Oloto Ramon, Kehinde Aromire, Shina Johnson, Yussuf Olatunji, Osuolale Kabiru, Adeshina Riliwan, Adebayo Abisoye, Ahmmed Lawal, Michel Immanuel.
Human rights teams stated the police command would drag them to the Ogba Court 2 on July 26 on trumped-up fees.
“The court date is July 26; these are the remaining names of EndSARS protesters; Oloto Ramon, Kehinde Aromire, Shina Johnson, Yussuf Olatunji, Osuolale Kabiru, Adeshina Riliwan, Adebayo Abisoye, Ahmmed Lawal, Michel Immanuel.
“The police have detained them in Lagos. Only on June 28, three were released due to the new campaign we instituted; Lateef Segun, Danjuma Nashiru, and Bayo Usman,” one of many human rights activists instructed SaharaReporters.
“Also, Hameed Abubakar, Gafar Olalere, Muri Garuba, Eje Mikel, and Sodiq were released on July 1.”
SaharaReporters on June 23 additionally reported how the Nigerian Army and the Lagos State Government secretly introduced in 20 our bodies from the EndSARS Lekki Tollgate protest for autopsies after the October 20, 2020, shootings, which attracted nationwide and worldwide condemnations.
SaharaReporters had learnt that the Lagos State Pathologist, Prof John Obafunwa, made this revelation secretly to members of the Lagos State EndSARS panel sitting in Lekki.
The supply, who can also be on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, added that the our bodies of the Lekki Tollgate victims had already spent three days within the morgue earlier than they have been introduced earlier than the Pathologist for an post-mortem.
On June 5, Obafunwa, the guide pathologist to the Lagos State authorities, had first revealed that out of a complete of 99 our bodies examined for post-mortem after the #EndSARS protests, three have been from Lekki.
In October 2020, Nigerians throughout the nation had stormed the streets to display towards police brutality and dangerous governance beneath the #EndSARS marketing campaign.
However, on October 20, troopers from the Bonny Camp, 81 division, invaded the Lekki tollgate, the place some demonstrators had gathered, and fired gunshots.
There has been an argument across the casualty figures because the incident occurred.
Speaking on the listening to of the judicial panel established to research the invasion by troopers towards protesters, Obafunwa had stated 99 our bodies have been obtained for post-mortem between October 20 and 24.
He stated out of the 99 our bodies obtained, three have been introduced in from Lekki.
Obafunwa stated the remaining our bodies have been obtained from different elements of the state, together with Surulere, Ikorodu, Ajah, and Fagba.