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#EndSARS protest: FG secretly arresting participants

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Federal Government is secretly clamping down on Endsars protesters, despite the set up of panel of inquiry across the country to look into the circumstances leading to the nationwide protest.

At the weekend, one Eromosele Peter Adene, 27 was arrested and moved to Abuja.

His sister, Onomene Adene and lawyer Babatunde Jinadu both confirmed his arrest and transfer to Abuja on Tuesday on Channels Television morning programme monitored by NewsSpec.

They said he was arrested on Saturday by the police who used his sister as a bait to get to him and afterwards he was arrested.

Narrating the story of Eromosele’s arrest, the sister said she received a call from some one who claimed to be a member of their church and had a parcel for their father.

On meeting the caller, she realised she was only used as a bait. She said While still wanting to find out the mission of the caller other police on the mission appeared. The arrest team she said was led by one CSP Hamza. In all about 15 armed police men stormed their family house to arrest the brother. The 27 years old Eremosele was moved from one cell to the other in Lagos before he was moved to Abuja without the knowledge of his family member and lawyer.

He was yet to be charged to court. But the lawyer said he would be applying for bail again today. But he is suspecting that the police are playing games and may be planning to hold him for another 14 days just to distabilise him the more.

He said every effort to get his client out on bail in Lagos was rebuffed by the Commissioner of Police who played hard to get.

He said his client was moved about in Lagos without his knowledge and his was also not informed about his transfer to Abuja until when he was to be interrogated again, which he said he would not be doing without his lawyer.

He said he was called and had to rush to Abuja wit the last flight on Monday evening.

The case of Adene is just one of the numbers of EndSars protesters who are been arrested or prosecuted.
The Director of Legal, National Human Right Commission, Harry Obe who was on Channels Television morning programme on Tuesday said the Commission is monitoring happenings across the country to ensure that no right is abused.

Though he said the Commission has not received any specific complain by anybody that are in police cell for participating in the protest.

He however urged the police to be more professional in its investigation of the issue.
“Human right protection is topmost. We are monitoring,” he said.
On the refusal of bail for Adene, he said every offence in Nigeria is bailable.

He also said the commission is following the planned prosecution of some protesters in Osun state.

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