#EndSARS: List Of Protesters Reportedly Languishing In Lagos Jail

EndSARS: List Of Protesters Reportedly Languishing In Lagos Jail

Amnesty International has alleged that no fewer than fifteen protesters arrested in 2020 during the Lekki Tollgate shooting are still being detained at the Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre and Ikoyi Medium Security Correctional Centre in Lagos without trial.

Amnesty International asserted this on Friday, October 20, during the 3rd anniversary of the #EndSARS tragic incident in Lagos State.

Amnesty International, in a statement by its media and communications manager in Nigeria, Isa Sanusi, said authorities had filed trumped-up charges, including possession of unlawful firearms, theft, arson, and murder against many of the detained protesters.

Some of those allegedly in detention include;

– Daniel Joy-Igbo

– Sodiq Adigun

– Sunday Okoro

– Olumide Fatai

– Oluwole Isa

–  Shehu Anas

–  Akiniran Oyetakin

–  Segun Adeniyi

–  Onuorah Odih

–  Jeremiah Lucky

–  Gideon Ikwujomah

–  Irinyemi Olorunwanbe

–  Quadri Azeez

–  Olamide Lekan

–  Sadiq Riliwan

Isa Sanusi said, “Our investigation shows the Nigerian authorities’ utter disdain for human rights. Three years in detention without trial is a travesty of justice. This shows the authorities’ contempt for due process of law. The protesters must be immediately and unconditionally released.

“Many peaceful #EndSARS protesters have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment since 2020.”

One of the detained protesters, Oluwole Isa, currently held in Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre, told Amnesty International how he was tortured while in detention at the SARS facility in Ikeja.

He said, “I was tied with a rope. They bent me backwards and tied my hands and legs together at my back. An iron rod was passed in-between my tied legs and hands. With the iron road, I was suspended on an iron bar. Then, they started beating me with a machete and wooden batons. They were forcing me to admit that I was involved in vandalism during the #EndSARS protests. When I could not bear the torture anymore, I told Inspector that I would confess. At that point, I was almost going to die. He brought me down; I still have the scar of the machete cut on my throat …”

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