Police Disputes Senator Shehu Sani’s Claim, Says No ENDSAR Protester Remains in Detention


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The Nigeria Police Force has refuted claims made by Senator Shehu Sani regarding the continued detention of youths linked to the 2020 EndSARS protests.


In a statement released on June 16, Police spokesperson ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi dismissed these allegations, asserting that no individuals are unlawfully held in custody due to their involvement in the protests.

He emphasized that all arrests have been conducted in accordance with legal procedures, with no one remaining detained without due process.

Furthermore, Adejobi highlighted recent actions in Lagos, where Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu granted clemency to around 100 individuals detained during the protests.

He underscored that across Nigeria, no person is under police detention or facing wrongful persecution for their participation in EndSARS demonstrations.


Shehu Sani
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The police spokesperson acknowledged that discussions and analyses of the protests have occurred, leading to lessons learned and a collective move forward.

Adejobi urged the public to disregard unfounded claims and emphasized the police force’s commitment to justice, the rule of law, and human rights.

He encouraged responsible verification of information before making public statements to prevent misinformation and potential unrest.

This statement follows Senator Sani’s remarks during a recent event in Abuja, where he appealed for the release of Nigerians allegedly still detained for their involvement in EndSARS protests.


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