Release #EndSARS Protesters Immediately – SERAP Warns Nigerian Police

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Nigerian civil society group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian Police authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a journalist and other protesters arrested at the Lekki Tollgate.

The group made the call in a post on its Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The tweet reads, “Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two protesters including a journalist reportedly arrested this morning by the Lagos State Police Command at the Lekki tollgate where the #EndSARSMemorial protest is scheduled to hold. Protest is a right.”

SaharaReporters had earlier reported how a journalist with Legit TV who identified himself as Abimbola was arrested by policemen of the Lagos State command at the Lekki Toll gate during the memorial #EndSARS protest.

The police also arrested a young man clad in a white attire who had come to the venue with an #EndSARS banner.

From a video shared, Abimbola was dragged by his belt to the police van parked nearby.

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He confirmed to his colleagues that he had misplaced his Identity card in transit but had his car parked somewhere around with a driver’s licence in it.

Abimbola also alleged that the officers hit him inside their van.

The police warned that anyone coming to the Lekki tollgate must come with a form of identification.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday said the command would deploy all legitimate means to stop or neutralise the planned protests to mark #EndSARS anniversary.

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