Police To Arraign #EndSARS Protester, Eromosele In Lagos Court
Eromosele Adene, a 27-year-old musician and philanthropist was arrested in his home on November 7, for his alleged involvement in the recent #EndSARS protest where thousands of Nigerian youths marched against police brutality and now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.
He was transferred from Lagos State to Abuja for interrogation before he was returned to Lagos on Sunday night to be arraigned at the Yaba Magistrate Court.
Eromo’s arrest is in line with efforts to clampdown on #EndSARS protesters, shortly after Central bank of Nigeria accused the 20 #EndSARS protesters of financing terrorism and froze their bank accounts for 180 days.
Also, on November 9, an Abuja based human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke filed a criminal complaint against 38 #EndSARS protesters.
Thousands of Nigerians marched in Lagos State and other cities to demand an end to SARS police unit accused of extrajudicial killings and abuses.
The government announced the unit had been disbanded, but many Nigerians were skeptical about the move, as the unit was announced to have been disbanded four different times.
This prompted to continuation of the demonstrations until the tragic shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State where eyewitnesses alleged that at least 7 were shot dead by soldiers and several others injured.