Amnesty: 15 Protesters still Held in Lagos Jails Since EndSARS Protest

Amnesty International has said that the Nigerian Government is still detaining 15 protesters who were arrested during the nationwide EndSARS protests against police brutality in 2020. The organization called for their release, claiming that they were being held illegally.

Majority of the detainee’s are being held in Lagos’s Kirikiri and Ikoyi correctional facilities without trial.

They are stated that many of the detained protesters have been charged with false accusations such as possession of illegal firearms, theft, arson, and murder.

Amnesty International statement:

“Seven #EndSARS protesters – Daniel Joy-Igbo, Sodiq Adigun, Sunday Okoro, Olumide Fatai, Oluwole Isa, Shehu Anas, and Akiniran Oyetakin – arrested in Lagos in 2020, are being arbitrarily held in Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre.”

They also added:

“Many peaceful #EndSARS protesters have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention since 2020.”

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Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release of all protesters who were detained simply for participating in the peaceful EndSARS protests.

The Lagos State Police Command warned against gatherings and protests in the vicinity of the Lekki toll gate. The warning comes ahead of the anniversary of the Lekki toll gate shooting.

Rhodes-Vivour said the Lekki toll gate shooting is a significant moment in the history of the EndSARS movement.

Rhodes-Vivour assured EndSARS campaigners that justice would be served.