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POLICE To SHEHU SANI: No #EndSARS Protesters In custody

POLICE To SHEHU SANI: No #EndSARS Protesters In custody—The Nigerian Police Force has said that no ENDSARS protester arrested following the 2020 mass protests against police brutality is still in detention.

 

It stated that the call by Senator Shehu Sani, a human rights activist, on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during Democracy Day celebration on June 12, to release scores of Endsars protesters still in detention, is misleading.

 

This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi titled, “Democracy Day: Police Clarifies, Refutes Senator Sani’s Misleading Claims. No Endsars Protester Still in Detention”.

 

It reads, “The Nigeria Police Force categorically denies the recent allegations made by Senator Shehu Sani at the 2024 Democracy Day Dinner on June 12, 2024, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where the former Senator falsely claimed that some young people have been detained since the 2020 EndSARS protest.

 

“The Nigeria Police affirms that no individual is being unlawfully detained by the Nigeria Police Force or any other security agency in Nigeria due to the EndSARS protest.

“All arrested individuals have been processed according to the law, and none remain unlawfully detained.

“In Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu pardoned approximately 100 suspects arrested by the Police during the protest.

“For emphasis, no one anywhere in Nigeria is under Police detention or being wrongly persecuted for participating in the EndSARS protest.

“The issues surrounding the protest have been debated, researched, and documented, and lessons have been learnt.

“We have forgiven ourselves and moved on. “We urge the public to disregard this claim and remain assured of our commitment to upholding justice, the rule of law, and human rights.

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