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#EndSARS Memorial: Police brutalise, arrest journalist, others in Lagos

#EndSARS Memorial: Police brutalise, arrest journalist, others in Lagos

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have brutalized and arrested a journalist working with Legit TV, Abisola Alawode.

Alawode was arrested during the #EndSARS protests memorial at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Wednesday.

The operatives also arrested another man, who was clad in white and bearing an #EndSARS Banner.

#EndSARS Memorial: Police brutalise, arrest journalist, others in Lagos
#EndSARS memorial protest in Lagos

According to Abisola, 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.

Another protester was arrested while granting an interview to newsmen by the Lekki Tollgate.

A video shared on Twitter, showed that he was accosted by a band of policemen and arrested after one of the officers shouted, “arrest the idiot”.

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