No fewer than nine smooth protesters who participated within the October EndSARS protests in Lagos Convey are languishing in police detention, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters gathered that by the intervention of human rights activists and civil societies, eight of the protesters were released final week while the nine continued to be detained by the police.
The protesters in custody were identified as Oloto Ramon, Kehinde Aromire, Shina Johnson, Yussuf Olatunji, Osuolale Kabiru, Adeshina Riliwan, Adebayo Abisoye, Ahmmed Lawal, Michel Immanuel.
Human rights teams said the police uncover would spin them to the Ogba Court 2 on July 26 on trumped-up charges.
“The court date is July 26; these are the last 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. Highest on June 28, three were released attributable to the unique campaign we instituted; Lateef Segun, Danjuma Nashiru, and Bayo Usman,” one of many human rights activists suggested SaharaReporters.
“Moreover, Hameed Abubakar, Gafar Olalere, Muri Garuba, Eje Mikel, and Sodiq were released on July 1.”
SaharaReporters on June 23 moreover reported how the Nigerian Navy and the Lagos Convey Authorities secretly brought in 20 bodies from the EndSARS Lekki Tollgate jabber for autopsies after the October 20, 2020, shootings, which attracted nationwide and worldwide condemnations.
SaharaReporters had learnt that the Lagos Convey Pathologist, Prof John Obafunwa, made this revelation secretly to contributors of the Lagos Convey EndSARS panel sitting in Lekki.
The availability, who’s moreover at the Lagos Convey University Teaching Scientific institution, Ikeja, added that the bodies of the Lekki Tollgate victims had already spent three days within the morgue sooner than they were brought sooner than the Pathologist for an submit-mortem.
On June 5, Obafunwa, the handbook pathologist to the Lagos Convey authorities, had first published that out of a total of 99 bodies examined for submit-mortem after the #EndSARS protests, three were from Lekki.
In October 2020, Nigerians at some stage within the nation had stormed the streets to illustrate towards police brutality and scandalous governance underneath the #EndSARS campaign.
On the choice hand, on October 20, infantrymen from the Bonny Camp, 81 division, invaded the Lekki tollgate, where some demonstrators had gathered, and fired gunshots.
There has been an argument spherical the casualty figures for the rationale that incident came about.
Speaking at the hearing of the judicial panel established to investigate the invasion by infantrymen towards protesters, Obafunwa had said 99 bodies were got for submit-mortem between October 20 and 24.
He said out of the 99 bodies got, three were brought in from Lekki.
Obafunwa said the last bodies were got from other formulation of the bid, together with Surulere, Ikorodu, Ajah, and Fagba.
SaharaReporters, Unusual York