The Department of State Services, on Wednesday, arrested Olawale Bakare and six other #RevolutionNow protesters wearing orange-coloured caps around Olaiya area of Osogbo, Osun State capital.

The protesters led by Bakare aka Mandate armed with placards had converged on Correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists located in the area and informed newsmen that they wanted to address them.

While waiting outside for the leadership of the chapel to invite them in, some policemen had approached them and were discussing with the protesters.

While that was on, armed men of Department of State Services swooped on the protesters and arrested seven of them.

Similarly, Men of the Lagos State Police Command have clamped down on residents who joined the #RevolutionNow protest in the state.

It was gathered that no fewer than twenty of the protesters, including Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, were arrested.

One of the protesters, Jamiu Towolawi, said the police also attacked members of the group around the Ikeja Along area, adding that fifteen people are missing.

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.”

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

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana could not be reached as he did not pick calls put across to his phone.


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