Police Detain #EndSARS Protester, Moyinoluwa, For 30 Days With out Trial


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Moyinoluwa Olowoyo, an #EndSARS protester, has been detained by the Ekiti State Police Command for 30 days with out trial for collaborating in demonstrations within the state, his household has stated.

Based on The PUNCH, the 26-year-old pupil of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, was arrested on October 20, 2020, by the Division of State Providers in Ado Ekiti earlier than being handed over to the State Felony Investigation Division.

Two days after his arrest, the coed was transported to the Pressure Felony Investigation Division, Abuja for a few week for unknown causes after which taken again to Ado Ekiti the place he has remained ever since.

Moyinoluwa’s youthful brother, Olayemi, advised The PUNCH that his brother was by no means concerned in any violent protest as all his protest movies on social media clearly present him warning folks in opposition to violence.

Olayemi stated his brother might have been singled out as a result of he’s a former member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion.

He stated his household was requested to jot down an apology letter to the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led state authorities earlier than he could be launched.

Olayemi acknowledged, “My brother by no means attacked anybody. In truth, his movies on Twitter present him calling on folks to not assault anyone. However he was arrested on October 20, 2020. He works at Fajuyi Market the place he sells telephones and he’s additionally a pupil on the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti. He’s 26 years outdated. I used to be advised that he was arrested at Fajuyi Park. He was arrested by the DSS after which handed over to SCID. They stated we should always return on October 22 however after we returned, we had been advised that he had been taken to Abuja.

“An activist in Abuja, Henry Defend, intervened and police stated they might not launch him till they get orders from above. They took him again to Ekiti State on October 28.

“One of many activists dealing with the matter stated the Commissioner of Police and the Legal professional Common within the state requested {that a} letter of apology have to be written earlier than he’s launched and I used to be in opposition to this however my father agreed to take action due to my mom’s well being situation.”

A bail software by a lawyer, Nkereuwem Akpan, addressed to the Deputy Inspector-Common of Police, Pressure Intelligence Bureau, dated November 3, 2020, acknowledged that Moyinoluwa had not been charged with any crime and but the police had refused to launch him.

Talking with our correspondent, activist, Henry Defend, stated Ekiti Senator, Abiodun Olujimi, additionally tried to intervene but it surely appeared the police had been bent on detaining Moyinoluwa for causes finest recognized to them.

Defend stated the police had no real motive for taking Moyinoluwa to Abuja within the first place and accused the Federal Authorities of working a police state.

He stated, “We received the senator concerned and he or she confirmed to us that they had been demanding an apology. I perceive that the man’s father wrote the apology however the police have nonetheless refused to launch him. There is no such thing as a courtroom order for his detention.

“In truth, there was no motive for his switch to Abuja. It was really hoodlums that arrested him and handed him over to the DSS earlier than police took over. That’s to point out you ways lawless Nigeria is.”

However the spokesman for the governor, Yinka Oyebode, denied that the state authorities had a hand in Moyinoluwa’s arrest

Oyebode stated the matter was purely a police matter, including that inquiries needs to be directed on the Police Public Relations Officer.

Nevertheless, the police spokesman, Sunday Abutu, neither responded to repeated calls nor a textual content message on Saturday.

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