Police Arrest, Disperse Anti-Gas Hike, ElectricityTariff Protesters
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Drive have arrested protesters expressing their displeasure over the current enhance in petroleum worth and electrical energy tariff.
The protesters have been arrested across the Ojuelegba space of Lagos on Thursday.
It was gathered that other than the protesters, devices of journalists have been seized.
One of many leaders of the protesters, Hassan Soweto, stated 18 individuals have been arrested, together with 4 journalists.
“We’ve simply been arrested alongside a number of members of the Socialist Celebration of Nigeria and journalists for protesting this morning in opposition to gas worth hike, electrical energy tariff, and deregistration of SPN. I’m typing this message in the back of a police van taking us to Space C, Police Command, Lagos,” Soweto, who’s the Nationwide Youth Chief of SPN, stated.
In a press release, the Nationwide Organising Secretary of SPN, Dimeji Macaulay, recognized a few of these arrested as Dagga Tolar, Ayo Ademiluyi, Chinedu Bosah, Lexan Ali, Fidel Davynovich, Oluwole Engels, Soweto, and eight others.
He stated, “We condemn this assault as a part of the continual descent of the nation right into a brutish state of army repression. It’s utterly unacceptable, and we enjoin all Nigerians fascinated with preserving this nation’s hard-earned democracy to sentence this emboldened descent right into a civilian-military dictatorship.
“We demand a public apology from the police for this ridiculous and unprofessional motion taking in opposition to our comrades, and we ask that correct disciplinary measures be taken on these safety officers concerned.
“It’s vital so that you can notice that demonstrations and protests are a worldwide phenomenon and are part of the event of any society.”
Efforts to succeed in the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, proved abortive.