Three protesters in court, not jailed for life, say Ogun police

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The Ogun State Police Command says it has charged three among the #ENDSARS protesters who got violent at the venue of Owu Day celebration in Abeokuta on Saturday, to court.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent.

He said the suspects are currently in correctional facility in the state trying to perfect their bail condition.

Oyeyemi thus refuted the news making the rounds on the social media that the police has jailed the three suspects for life.

He said the command viewed this as “a calculated attempt to instigate members of the public against the police.”

He added, “The truth of the matter is that the three people were among those protesters who violently disrupted the annual Owu Day celebration at the Olowu’s palace on Saturday 10th of October 2020, in the course of which they vandalised public properties and injured one Command’s police Sergeant on duty at the palace.

” To give peace a chance, 27 other persons arrested from other parts of the State including the defunct SARS office were released by the Command on Sunday11th October 2020, regardless of the fact that two of our policemen injured by the protesters are in critical condition in the hospitals.

 “The three men who caused the disturbance at the Olowu palace were arraigned today(Monday) at Isabo magistrate court Abeokuta from where they were taken to correctional centre pending when their bail conditions will be perfected.

   “It is therefore, not true that those arraigned have been jailed for life as falsely being circulated on social media.”

He said the information “is an outright falsehood from those criminal elements who want to continue to disturb the peace in Ogun State by all means.”

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