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Man Whose Viral Video Sparks #EndSARS Protests Reportedly Re-arrested

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Man Whose Viral Video Sparks #EndSARS Protests Reportedly Re-arrested

Nicholas Makolomi whose video showing SARS operatives allegedly shooting a boy in Ugheli, Delta State which led to the #EndSARS protests across the country, has been re-arrested by the police. 

Makolomi’s consel, Ekenemolise Osifo who confirmed the development stressed that it goes against the Federal High Court’s ruling. 

Describing his client’s re-arrest as a violation of his human rights, the lawyer alleged that he (Makolomi) was taken to an undisclosed location and not allowed access to his medication being a chronic ulcer and asthmatic patient.

“Prince Nicholas Makolomi actually recorded an injustice being perpetuated and like what every right thinking Nigerian citizen would do, uploaded it to bring the attention of the public to police brutality.

“Considering the present insecurities and lawlessness in the country, the baseless and unjustified act by the police to cover their inefficiency is an unnecessary distraction and mediocre instead of facing the actual issue and truth is totally disgraceful and unwarranted.

“What aggravated the police to the re-arrest him was the fact that Makolomi brought the attention of the police to another act of unlawful extortion conducted by one SP Sunday Nwaja who requested for N500,000 to grant him soft landing.

“To cover up for their lack of discipline to investigate the extortion issue, the police cunningly withdrew the pending matter from the court and re-arrested him.

“We want his unconditional release and the stoppage of further harassment of Prince Nicholas Makolomi . The police should respect and decision of the Federal High Court ruling in Asaba on November 24, 2020, which declared his earlier arrest and detention illegal.”

Also commenting on the incident, Edo police spokesperson DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said; 

“That’s what I heard, but I’m not aware, as I speak to you now, I’m in Enugu for PPRO workshop.”

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