Lagos Police Charge 30 Revolution Now Protesters to Court
The Lagos State Police Command says it will arraign 30 Revolution Now protesters arrested during demonstrations on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
The police had arrested 30 protesters on Thursday at Maryland area of Lagos during the #RevolutionNow protest against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement issued by Muyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Lagos Police Command confirmed that the police arrested 30 protesters at various locations within the state.
He said they were arrested for unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, and other offences including violation of COVID-19 protocols/laws in Lagos State.
The arrested individuals, who put on crested vests of #RevolutionNow# with placards, will be charged to court tomorrow, Friday, 2nd October, 2020,” he said.
The Revolution Now protests were first held in August 2019 against the alleged incompetence and corruption in the Nigerian government.
The convener of the protest, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) last year and accused of threatening the harmony of the nation by plotting to overthrow a democratically-elected government.