The Ekiti State Police Command detained a #EndSARS protester, Moyinoluwa Olowoyo, for 30 days with out trial for collaborating in demonstrations within the state, his household mentioned.
The 26-year-old Federal Polytechnic scholar, Ado Ekiti, was arrested on October 20, 2020 by the State Companies Division 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’s Felony Investigation Division, Abuja, for a couple of week for unknown causes after which taken again to Ado Ekiti, the place he has remained since.
Moyinoluwa’s youthful brother, Olayemi, instructed The PUNCH that his brother was by no means concerned in any violent protest, as all of his protest movies on social media clearly confirmed that he warned individuals towards violence.
Olayemi mentioned his brother might have been highlighted for being a former member of the opposition Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering.
He mentioned his household was requested to write down a letter of apology to the state authorities led by Governor Kayode Fayemi earlier than he was launched.
Olayemi said: “My brother by no means attacked anybody. Actually, his movies on Twitter present him asking individuals to not assault anybody. However he was arrested on October 20, 2020. He works on the Fajuyi Market, the place he sells cell telephones and can be a scholar on the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
“An activist in Abuja, Henry Defend, intervened and the police mentioned they’d not launch him till he obtained orders from above. They took him again to Ekiti state on October 28.
“One of many activists accountable for the matter mentioned that the Police Commissioner and the Legal professional Common of the state requested for an apology letter to be written earlier than he was launched and I used to be towards it, however my father agreed to take action for explanation for my mom’s sickness. “
A bail request by a lawyer, Nkereuwem Akpan, addressed to the Deputy Inspector Common of Police, Pressure Intelligence Bureau, dated November 3, 2020, said that Moyinoluwa had not been charged with any crime and but the police refused to launch him.
Talking with our correspondent, activist, Henry Defend, he mentioned that Senator Ekiti, Abiodun Olujimi, additionally tried to intervene, however it appeared that the police had been dedicated to detaining Moyinoluwa for causes higher identified to them.
He mentioned: “Actually, there was no cause for his switch to Abuja. Actually, it was bandits who arrested him and handed him over to the DSS earlier than the police took over. That is to indicate how lawless Nigeria is. “
However the governor’s spokesman, Yinka Oyebode, denied that the state authorities participated within the Moyinoluwa jail.