#End SARS: Gov. Abiodun Orders Release of Ogun Protesters Charged to Court

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has used the instrumentality of the State to free three End SARS protesters charged to court.

The Nigerians arrested are Matairu Faruq, Olatoye Olalekan and Adeniji Sodiq.

On Monday, the Isabo Magistrate’s Court in Abeokuta granted them bail. The Police arraigned them on felony charges, include attempting murder. The trio was accused of disrupting the Owu festival last Saturday.

Twenty-seven others arrested were released the next day.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police spokesman, said they “vandalized public properties and injured one police Sergeant on duty at the palace.”

Tuesday morning, Abiodun announced that all charges have been dropped.

“On my instruction, the Attorney General has reviewed the evidence in the investigation case file in respect of the three suspects that were remanded in a custodial centre on 12th October, 2020. Ogun State has decided not to charge them with any offence. They are to be released immediately”, he tweeted.

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