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#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Attorney-General orders immediate release of 253 suspects

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The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Moyosore Oinigbajo has release of 253 persons arrested by police following the violence carried out in the state during the #EndSARS protests that turned violence.

The order was contained n a statement released on Sunday by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi.

According to Oyekanmi,, 253 persons were arrested by the Police for criminal offences in connection to the EndSARS protest in Lagos State and are to be released immediately for non- disclosure of a prima facie case against them by the Police.

The statement says that , 92 persons will be prosecuted for different offences.

According to the Statement; “Legal Advice have been issued in respect of all the 40 case files received, and as at 6th November 2020, the Directorate has been able to despatch Legal Advice in respect of 81 persons that are being charged to the various courts, while others will be despatched to court on Monday 9th November 2020.

Out of the 361 persons, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall be prosecuting 92 persons for different offences ranging from arson, stealing, breaking into buildings, armed robbery and murder, while the office have advised that 253 persons be released forthwith for non-disclosure of a prima facie case. In the meantime, 2(two) case files in respect of 16 persons have been advised for further investigation by the Police”.