Lagos Secures Release Of 107 Arrested #EndSARS Protesters
The Lagos State government has announced that it has secured the release of 107 #EndSARS protesters arrested in different parts of the state.
The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) said in a statement on Saturday that the young Nigerians were detained in some police facilities and correctional centres in the state.
While 253 protesters have been exonerated, the government noted that it has secured the release of 107 people.
A breakdown of the figure reveals that eight were released from the Panti Police Station in Yaba, 59 were freed from the Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre and 40 from the Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centre in the Apapa area of the state.
The government agency explained that the decision to secure the release of the youths followed the legal advice issued by the Office of the Lagos State Attorney-General, exonerating the protesters.
“In a statement issued on Saturday by the Agency, the release warrants have been obtained by the Office of the Public Defender from Ogba Magistrate and Yaba Magistrate Courts respectively, based on the order of the Office of the Attorney-General clearing the suspects.
“The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender would ensure that all suspects detained and exonerated by the Office of the State Attorney-General regain their freedom as OPD will visit all the police detention centres and correctional centres in the state to effect their release accordingly,” read the tweet from the government agency.