The # RevolutionNow trend will now extend into further days, with courtroom as the next theater, as Lagos State Police Command has said that it will charge 30 people arrested for protesting peacefully in Lagos today, to court on Friday.
The protesters demanding better governance in Nigeria were violently attacked by police at Maryland area of Lagos and dispersed after which some were arrested and bundled into trucks. A journalist was also smashed on his head by the violent policemen.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, in a statement claimed that the arrested individuals, who wore RevolutionNow outfits, were arrested for conduct “likely” to breach the peace.
He described their protest as “unlawful gathering”; “conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace” and “violation of COVID-19 protocols”, among other framed offenses.
“The arrested individuals, who put on crested vests of # RevolutionNow with placards, will be charged to court tomorrow, Friday, 2nd October 2020”, the police commissioner through his PRO added.