2 MONTHS AFTER ENDSARS PROTESTERS’ INVASION, LAGOS OBA, AKIOLU RETURNS TO THE PALACE

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, is said to have returned to his palace on Friday — two months after a mob invasion during the #EndSARS crisis. In October, there were demonstrations against police brutality across the country, organised under the #EndSARS campaign. However, hoodlums had hijacked the protest and launched attacks on various public and private buildings across the country. On October 21, 2020, after the #EndSARS protest had degenerated into a crisis in some states including Lagos, a mob had broken into the palace despite the presence of…

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UK PARLIAMENT TODAY DEBATES ENDSARS BRUTALITY AND SANCTIOSNAGAINST BUHARI GOVT, ARMY AND POLICE

The United Kingdom Parliament will today debate a petition on End SARS protest. It seeks sanctions against the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and security agencies. The request was created by Silas Ojo. It sought to get 100,000 signatures, the required number for lawmakers’ attention but garnered more than 220,000 signatures. The debate will touch on the excesses of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the October 20 Lekki shooting by the Nigerian Army. It would be led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall between 6:00 pm and 7:30…

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ENDSARS MISSING PERSONS: FROM POLICE STATIONS TO HOSPITALS AND MORTUARY, SEE PICS

‌ Lara Adejoro Family members who suspect that their loved ones were victims of the #ENDSARS protest outcomes have lamented the anguish and pain they have been experiencingas they search for them in Police stations, hospitals and mortuaries in Lagos State. Our correspondent observed that anxious relatives trooped to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, with the hope of locating their missing relations if they are still alive; or to have the opportunity to identify and claim their bodies if they are dead. This is even as the Chief…

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ENDSARS: FAMILY MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES BARRED FROM COURT WHERE EROMOSELE IS BEING ARRAIGNED IN LAGOS

Family members and friends of detained #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, on Tuesday morning, confronted operatives of the Lagos State Police Command who barred them from accessing the Yaba Magistrates Court where the case of the youth protester is expected to be heard. The PUNCH observed that journalists and other supporters of the detained person were also prevented from the courtroom as the Police barricaded the street leading into the court with their vehicle. Speaking with journalists, the security operatives claimed they were trying to prevent a crowd from building up around…

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ARRESTED ENDSARS CAMPAIGNER EROMOSELE ADENE HAS LIVER PROBLEM, SISTER WARNS

Kayode Oyero Onomene Adene, sister of arrested #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, says her brother is suffering from a liver problem. She, therefore, appealed to the police authorities to release her brother on health grounds as his continued detention could worsen his health condition. This newspaper had reported that 27-year-old Eromosele, who is a musician and a civil rights activist, was arrested by 15 policemen at his home located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State on Saturday. He was subsequently moved to the Force Criminal Investigation Department at the Police…

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ARRESTED ENDSARS CAMPAIGNER, EROMOSELE ADENE MOVED FROM LAGOS TO ABUJA

‌ Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigeria Police Force has transferred a campaigner of the #EndSARS movement, Eromosele Adene, from Lagos to Abuja for organising a protest on Saturday. His sister, Onomene Adene, told The PUNCH on Monday that the move was done because Lagos is the epicentre of the protest and her brother’s detention could spark a protest in the state. This newspaper had reported that Eromosele, who is a musician and a civil rights activist, was arrested by 15 policemen at his home located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State…

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1650 PRISONERS FROM EDO CORRECTIONAL CENTRE STILL ON THE LOOSE

A total of 25 inmates, out of the 1,900 inmates, who escaped from Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centre popularly called White House, Benin last Monday when hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters stormed the two prisons, have voluntarily surrendered themselves to the authorities. One of the inmates, who gave his name as Alex Ose, 40, a taxi driver, said that he has been awaiting trial since 2014 when he was arrested for armed robbery in the Edo State capital of Benin. Ose, from Esan, Edo State and a father of…

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#ENDSARS: FCT MINISTER, BELLO UNDER FIRE FOR BANNING PROTESTS

Olalekan Adetayo, John Alechenu,  Friday Olokor, Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju and  Oladimeji Ramon #EndSARS  protesters,  human rights organisations and  lawyers on Thursday took a swipe at the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammed Bello,  over the ban on street protests in the FCT. Leaders of the movement campaigning for   the disbanding  of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, dared the FCT administration, saying they would continue the protests despite the ban. Also, human rights groups and lawyers condemned the ban and…

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#ENDSARS: KWARA GOVERNOR, DEPUTY LEAD PROTESTERS TO STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS, SEE PIX

Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are promptly addressed. Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). According to a statement signed by…

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