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Police Arrest Agba Jalingo, Other #RevolutionNow Protesters In Lagos

Officers of the Lagos State police command, on Wednesday, reportedly arrested about 20 #RevolutionNow protesters, including journalist, Agba Jalingo.

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The PUNCH reports that the police command made the arrest after clamping down on residents, who joined the protest in the state.

The publication quotes one of the protesters identified as Jamiu Towolawi, as saying that the police arrested Jalingo and also used tear gas on the them, when they attacked members of the group around Ikeja.

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According to him, 15 others were missing after the incident.

He said: “As at the last count, we have confirmed the arrest of 20 people and 15 are still missing. They shot tear gas at us at Ikeja Underbridge and brutalised our people. Agba Jalingo is among those arrested.”

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Towolawi said more than 100  protesters had converged on the Ikeja office of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights for a press briefing.

There are reports that #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Osogbo, the Osun State capital, were also arrested.

 

 

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