Police ‘arrest #EndSARS promoter’ in Lagos

Haleem Olatunji

Eromosele Adene, one of the promoters of EndSARS protests, has been arrested by the police.


In a series of tweets on Saturday, Adene had earlier raised alarm about an invasion in his home by unknown agents.

He said the invaders harassed his sister and mother.

The activist added that he couldn’t make videos because he was tweeting using a laptop device.


“The federal government of Nigeria are about to ‘arrest’ me for exercising my human rights! Their guns are out and they have broken my gates and are in my house,” he tweeted.

Some hours later, Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, shared the news of Adene’s arrest.


Sowore claimed the #EndSARS activist was arrested and taken to the office of Hakeem Odumosu, the state commissioner of police.

Sowore also said Adene has been denied access to lawyers and his family members.

“Police teams today invaded the home an activist, Eromosele Adene in Ikeja area and abducted him, he was ferried to the CP’s office, Hakeem Odumosu where remains incommunicado, denied access to lawyers and concerned family members. Tyranny will not win!” he tweeted.

The Lagos police command had hinted a clampdown on protesters in the state.

Attempts to reach Adene proved abortive as messages sent to him are yet to be replied.

Muyiwa Adejobi, the police public relations officer in Lagos, could not be reached for comments as he didn’t respond to calls and a text message sent to him remains unanswered.

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