Oyo State Governor has free six suspects arrested in Ogbomoso.
News Rain Nigeria report that Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has on Tuesday free six protesters that were arrested during the Ogbomoso protest
The six arrested protesters were, Olaoluwa Busayo, Olagoke David, Olusola Matthew, Amole Adebayo, Adedokun Segun, and Ganiyu Saheed.
EndSARS: Makinde Release 6 Suspects Arrested At Ogbomoso Protest
News Rain Nigeria gathered that the six suspects were arrested due to a crisis that occurred during the ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso town.
Governor Makinde was reported to have on 19th October 2020, approached the Chief Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku Ibadan, and prayed Court for their release.
The Ogbomoso town protest against the brutality of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had led to vandalization of the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade on Sunday 10th of October, 2020 while the six suspects were apprehended by the police as being part of those responsible for the attack on the palace.
A statement issued by the State Ministry of Justice, titled ‘Re-unconditional Release of the 6 Suspects Arrested In Ogbomoso in Connection with Ongoing National Protest’ and signed by the Director Public Prosecution, Mr. Nathaniel Okeniyi on Tuesday and made available to the press said, upon the visit of the State governor to Ogbomoso immediately after the incident after which the governor visited the palace and later addressed protesters, he promised to set the arrested individuals free as demanded by the protesters.
The statement also quoted Makinde saying: “Sequel to the promise of his Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde at Ogbomoso to effect the release of the suspects arrested in connection with the protest, today, being 19th October 2020, the Chief Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku Ibadan, on the application of Attorney General has discharged and withdrawn the charge filed against the suspects forthwith.”
Governor Makinde, also In his bid to ensure the safety of the protesters gave his support to peaceful protest which he said was borne out of the high level of youths’ unemployment and poverty in the land.
Makinde has, however, called on the police to take them back sit in the protest while the men of ‘Operation Burst’ should give the protesters adequate protection and avert being hijacked by hoodlums.