#EndSARSMemorial2: Arrested troublemakers released after a few minutes, say police


Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman of the Lagos police command, says no person who participated in the #EndSARSMemorial2 demonstration is in custody.


Hundeyin said this on Thursday in a post on Twitter.


Earlier on Thursday, the demonstrators walked through the tollgate axis singing and carrying mock coffins to commemorate the October 20, 2020 shooting at the Lekki tollgate.


The police officers shot teargas to disperse persons commemorating the memorial of the #EndSARS protests at the Lekki tollgate.


Giving an update on the incident, Hundeyin said all those apprehended were released shortly after they were arrested.


“Peaceful persons were allowed to move around without interference from the police. Some of them that decided to be lawless and start mounting the toll complex, an action threatening the existing law and order in the area, were dispersed with teargas,” he said.


“There was no use of baton, neither was there physical contact. We equally do not have any record of shooting. We would, however, appreciate evidence of gunshots, maybe a video, to enable us take appropriate action.


 “No protester is in our custody! All apprehended troublemakers were kept only for minutes. They were all released after normalcy was returned to the area. This was done in fulfillment of our mandate of maintaining law and order.”

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