No ENDSARS Protester is Still in Detention - Nigerian Police Counters Sen. Shehu Sani’s Claim

Date: 16-06-2024 7:33 pm (4 weeks ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 16-06-2024 07:33 PM (4 weeks ago)

The Nigeria Police Force has formally denied allegations made by Senator Shehu Sani regarding the detention of young people in connection with the 2020 EndSARS protests.

These allegations were brought forward by Senator Sani during the 2024 Democracy Day Dinner on June 12, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Senator Sani claimed that some youths were still being held in detention due to their involvement in the EndSARS protests and appealed to President Tinubu to pardon them and facilitate their release.

In response, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, issued a statement on June 16, asserting that no individuals are being unlawfully detained by the police or any other security agency in Nigeria as a result of the EndSARS protests.

Adejobi emphasized that all those arrested during the protests have been processed in accordance with the law, and no one remains unlawfully detained. He highlighted that approximately 100 suspects arrested during the protests in Lagos were pardoned by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The police spokesperson further reiterated that the issues surrounding the EndSARS protests have been thoroughly debated, researched, and documented, and that the country has moved forward from these events.

He urged the public to disregard Senator Sani's claims and assured them of the police force's dedication to upholding justice, the rule of law, and human rights. Adejobi also encouraged the verification of information before making public statements to prevent harm and incitement.

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