#Endsarsmemorial: Stop Arresting Protesters, Amnesty Slams Lagos Police

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Amnesty International has called on the Lagos Police Command to desist from arresting protesters at the Lekki toll gate plaza where a memorial protest is ongoing.

On their Twitter page Wednesday, Amnesty wrote, “Lagos: stop arresting protesters. Lagos: stop arresting protesters. Lagos: stop arresting protesters. Lagos: stop arresting protesters. Lagos: stop arresting protesters.”

The protesters came out in a car procession to the Lekki toll gate to commemorate the alleged killings of Nigerians on the same day last year. However, men of the Nigerian Police have allegedly arrested some harmless protesters.

The PUNCH had reported that a journalist working with Legit TV, simply identified as Abimbola, has been arrested by officers of the Lagos State Police Command during the #EndSARS protests memorial at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Wednesday.

Another man, who was clad in white and bearing an #EndSARS banner, was also arrested by the policemen.

Abimbola said he had misplaced his identity card but had his driver’s license in his car parked nearby. He alleged that the officers hit him after they dragged him by his belt into their parked van.

Credit: The Punch

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