#ENDSARS protest continues in Abuja with a new twist




Whatsapp News

The mass action against the extrajudicial activities of the Police Force continued in Abuja a new twist to the demand of the protesters. Recall the initial demand made by the demonstrators was the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police. The ‘EndSARS’ quickly gained international attention as countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), Sweden and France the Federal Government to listen to the demand of the people.

Consequently, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, granted EndSARS demand by announcing the dissolution of the embattled security unit. But the protesters, having now fine-tuned demand into a “comprehensive police reform” hit the streets again on Monday new message. In Abuja, the demonstrators stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force as well as the embassies of the (US), United Kingdom (UK), and the European Union (EU) to press home the fresh demand.

Visa ban on Oyo CP, Family

But, at the three diplomatic houses visited in Abuja, a civil society organization participating in the police reform protest, Concerned Nigerians, filed separate petitions, calling for a visa ban on the Oyo state police , Nwachukwu Enwonwu and the members of his family.

 

Reading out a copy of the petition before journalists during the protest, Convener of the civil society group, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, said: “We appeal to the of America and other development of to place a visa restriction on the of Police in Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu and members of his family over his handling of the ongoing EndSARS protest which has led to extrajudicial killings and several human rights violations in the state. “Despite the pronouncement of the ban yesterday on the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), rights violations have continued in the country especially in Oyo state and another citizen was killed there. “Freedom of assembly which is of the pillars of democracy is now almost a crime in . If this request is granted, it serve as a deterrent to others who continue to toe the line of violating citizen’s rights.”

Davido meets IGP

Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido, met IGP Adamu, in his office over the issue of police brutality against civilians. Davido was accompanied by Nigerian music executive, Ubi Franklin, his , Asa Asika, lawyer, and some members of his DMW label. As at press time, no statement has been released as to the outcome of the .

()