#EndSARS Panel Report: I won’t cover up anything, says Sanwo-Olu Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the Lagos government will publicly disclose the restitution report of the #EndSARS judicial panel of inquiry. ”We do not know the content of the report, but we want to say publicly that, upon the handover, we will be making it public.
The year 2020 will be remembered in Nigeria as millions of youths took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality in the country. The protest was tagged EndSARS protest and it has been a defining moment in the history of Nigeria. It was the first time in years that youths have taken to the streets and made their demands known to the government.
In October 2020, demonstrations calling for an end to SARS were held in many parts of the country. On the 20th of the same month, the EndSARS protest at Lekki toll gate was disrupted after the Nigerian army allegedly shot at the protesters. While the Nigerian army and prominent leaders refuted this allegation, the protesters hold on to their claim as they set up memorial protests to honour the ‘fallen heroes.’
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, today, Friday claimed that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi, hijacked the EndSARS protest which happened last year. According to Daily Post report, AGF, Malami disclosed that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu took advantage of the EndSARS protest to create mayhem that led to the death of some security agents.
On the 20th of October 2021, the long-awaited EndSars memorial was done in some of the states in Nigeria in honour of those who were massacred during the last year nationwide protest. Then memorial car procession commenced around 8 am and ended at 10 am. It was a success even though some of the protesters were arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate, but they were later released.
He who runs from a fight, lives to fight another day. This is the story of the young Nigerians who rose as a unit to protest police brutality in the country last year. The ENDSARS protests got the attention of the people in power but very little has changed since the shootings of October 20, 2020.
On Friday, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed that pro-Biafra agitator Nnamdi Kanu hijacked the EndSARS protest. Last year, Kanu took advantage of the EndSARS protest to cause mayhem, which resulted in the deaths of security personnel, according to Malami.
Yesterday, the 20th day of October, was a day to remember in Nigeria, as it marked one year that some youths lost their lives at the tollgate during the peaceful protest as a result of shooting by the security agents. Photo Credit: Twitter Despite the warnings by some State Government that there should not be any sort of protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the lost soul, people still came out to honor the victims of the Endsars protest by organizing a vehicular procession in their honor.
Could AGF Malami Be Right, That IPOB Burnt Oba Of Lagos Palace And BRT Buses During EndSARS Protest?
Abubakar Malami. On Friday, October 22, Nigeria's Minister of Justice and Attorney of the Federation Abubakar said Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) and its members were responsible for killing of security personnel, burning and destruction of public and private properties running into billions of naira during #EndSARS protest in October 2020.
It was seen on news on Wednesday how the Lagos State Police harassed a female journalist who works with Arise News TV. Credit: Arise News Yesterday was supposed to be a memorial to honor the death of youths that lost their lives during the #EndSARS protest. Although the Lagos State Police had earlier positioned themselves at the tollgate to ensure there is peace in the area.
The aftermath of the EndSARS protest in Abia State resulted in the burning of public offices and destruction of government owned properties in Aba on 21 October 2020. Days after the destruction and burning of the facilities, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu visited the affected areas and promised to help rebuild the structures.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has reportedly promised that his administration would not make an attempt to cover up the final report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution, formed after the #EndSARS protest in 2020. He also assured that the state government would make full disclosure of the findings and recommendations to the public, when it's released.
#EndSARSMemorial: "One kobo of my money will never touch the hand of any police officer" – Ruggedman
Many Nigerians have lamented on how police officers maltreated innocent protesters during the #EndSARS memorial. Among these Nigerians is a Veteran rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephen, popularly known by as "Ruggedman" or "Ruggedybaba". According to reports, the rapper in a post he shared on his Instagram page, vowed that he would never give any policeman one kobo.
The United States of America's mission to Nigeria has lent his voice to the #EndSARS memorial protests across the country, urging demonstrators to adopt a political approach to express their grievances, Vanguard News has learnt. This statement was posted on the mission's official Facebook handle on Wednesday.
The Lagos state government under the leadership of the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, has mandated the immediate release of all arrested EndSARS memorial protesters. The governor also said that his government would make public the final report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution.
'EndSARS Protests Are The Cause Of Jailbreaks And Prison Attacks In The Country' - Aregbesola Claims
Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has blamed the high rate of jailbreaks and prison attacks in the country on last year's #EndSARS protests. Aregbesola made this known during a visit to the Abolongo Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Oyo State on Sunday morning.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has made a solid vow that all escapees from the Abolongo Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Oyo State on Friday Night will be re-apprehended. The Minister made this vow during his visit to the Centre Early morning Today.
Debo Macaroni, a comedian, popular known for his funny rhetoric-“you are doing well” took to his verified Twitter handle today accusing policemen of stealing and damaging some of his possessions. Some time ago, the popular comedian was harassed and manhandled during a protest against the reopening of the lekki tollgate after the EndSARS incident.
The Lagos State Police Command announced on Thursday that 34 people had been apprehended in connection with the #EndSars anniversary protest on Wednesday, Oct. 20. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the demonstration to commemorate the one-year anniversary of ENDSARS was carried out by a motorcade of demonstrators passing through the Lekki toll gate.
Following the #EndSars anniversary demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Lagos State Police Command said on Thursday that 34 individuals had been arrested. The demonstration, which was held to mark the one-year anniversary of ENDSARS, was carried out by a motorcade carrying demonstrators past the Lekki toll gate, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).