EndSARS: Lagos State govt releases 253 suspects from custody

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The Lagos State government led by Sanwo-Olu has on Saturday secured the release of 253 suspected #EndSARS protesters from police facilities and correctional centres across the state .

Moyosore Onigbanjo, Lagos State Attorney-General (A-G), ordered the release of 253 persons arrested by the police over their alleged roles in the unrest following the #EndSARS protests.

Mr Onigbanjo said in a statement that his office had determined that there is nondisclosure of a prima-facie case against the 253 persons by the police.

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The suspects’ release warrants, according to OPD, were obtained from Ogba and Yaba Magistrate Courts.

The agency said eight suspects were released from Panti Police Station, 59 from Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre and 40 from the Maximum Correctional Centre.

The statement read: “The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender would ensure that all suspects detained and exonerated by the Office of the State Attorney-General regain their freedom as OPD will visit all the police detention centres and correctional centres in the state to effect their release accordingly.”

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