21 RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Maryland area of Lagos State

About 21 RevolutionNow protesters were arrested in the Maryland area of Lagos on Thursday and were detained at the "Area F" Police Station, Ikeja.
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Emeh Joy

About 21 RevolutionNow protesters were arrested in the Maryland area of Lagos on Thursday and were detained at the "Area F" Police Station, Ikeja.

Initially, there were fears regarding the whereabouts of the protesters after policemen at "Area H" denied having them in custody, Sahara News reported.

The protesters, according to reports, had staged a demonstration which coincides with Nigeria's 60th independence anniversary in Lagos and across other major cities of the country.

In their protest, they demanded good governance from the present Buhari-led administration.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command had confirmed the arrest of 30 protesters.

The police command spokesperson, Olumuyiwu Adejobi, via a statement said the arrested individuals were picked up from different locations.

"The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 30 protesters at various locations within the state for unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace and other offences including violation of COVID-19 protocols/laws in the state.

"The arrested individuals who put on crested vests of #RevolutionNow with placards will be charged to court tomorrow, Friday, 2nd October 2020", Adejobi said.

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