Osun Police Reportedly Detain Two Administrators Of #EndSARS Protests WhatsApp Group


Osun State Police Command have arrested two people for being administrators of a WhatsApp group used for mobilisation for #EndSARS protest in the state.

According to Premium Times, the two individuals, Babawale Popoola and Fisayo Aderemi have been arrested and detained since Thursday.

The police are reportedly claiming that the duo knew about the looting that occurred a few weeks ago as administrators of #EndSARS WhatsApp groups, hence, they are being asked to provide their members.

Sources familiar with the arrest told the publication that the duo were arrested in the state capital, in Osogbo.

When contacted, the state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, did not deny the arrest of WhatsApp group admins.

She, however, told newsmen that the two persons detained played roles in the arson that followed the protests in the state. When asked why they were yet to be arraigned, she said “they are still being investigated. After the investigation, we will know what to do”.

For over two weeks in October, Nigerians were on the streets protesting against police brutality across the nation. They were demanding an end to criminality by security operatives and the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police.

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