In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Court docket Frees 30 Protesters Arrested In Lagos For Protesting In opposition to FG

Court Frees 30 Protesters Arrested In Lagos For Protesting Against FG

Arrested protesters

Arrested protesters

 

30 protesters arrested in Lagos on Thursday for protesting towards the federal government have been launched on bail.

 

The discharge was granted by a Yaba Justice of the Peace Court docket, Lagos.

 

The protesters have been a part of those who took to the streets underneath the aegis of the #RevolutionNow to precise their anger towards unhealthy governance, financial hardship and up to date improve in petrol worth and electrical energy tariff.

 

To impact their launch, the protesters have been requested to offer a surety and sum of N50,000 as a part of their bail bonds, in line with Stanley Imhanruor (Esq), authorized consultant of the arrested protesters, who spoke  with SaharaReporters.

 

He stated, “The Justice of the Peace granted the 30 of them bail and requested them to pay the sum of N50,000, N10,000 to be paid to the registrar of the courtroom, and in addition a civil servant who has a tax clearance.”

 

A number of the protesters arrested have been picked by the police at bus stations whereas some have been dragged down from buses transporting them residence.

 

Policemen whereas finishing up the act additionally assaulted members of the press.

 

A PUNCH journalist, Olukayode Jaiyeola, was brutalised whereas protecting the protest in Lagos.

 

The journalist was recording the arrest and assault on peaceable protesters when the police pounced on him and broke his head.

 

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has since apologised for the assault on the journalist whereas the policeman that attacked him is claimed to be in custody and dealing with orderly room trial for his conduct.

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