The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the State to release detained #EndSARS protesters, who were arrested during the protest that was staged to call for the ban of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS.
In a tweet, the governor ordered the Commissioner to ensure the quick release of detained protest organisers today, and only investigate those apprehended while directly committing the acts of vandalism.
Abiodun said he received reports of daring attacks in Abeokuta by a fraction of people who hijacked the hitherto peaceful #EndSARS demonstrations organised by mostly Ogun State youths originally organised to make the voice of the good people of Ogun State heard.
This led to the disruption of the public peace; vandalisation of Police stations; damaging of vehicles of innocent citizens, in particular, that of the Ogun State Deputy Governor which was parked while she was attending a function.
According to the governor, Freedom of peaceful assembly and of speech are the inalienable rights of every Ogun State citizen, as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution, and since governments at all levels are guided by this, the Ogun State Government will not be an exception.
However, he urged citizens to desist from any act of violence, breach of peace, and breakdown of law and order noting that such acts put even the lives of the citizenry themselves at risk.
He also warned that the State Government will not condone any act that will put the lives and property of its citizens, security agents and the State in danger.