Three arrested RevolutionNow protesters regain freedom as four others detain in Osun

#RevolutionNow protest at Lagos team [photo credit: @YeleSowore]

Recalled that on Wednesday, 5th August, some group under the aegis of #RevolutionNow took to the street to demand for good governance in Nigeria to commemorate one year anniversary.

Then, three of the seven persons arrested in Osun State during the protests on Wednesday have regained their freedom.

The released protesters are; Olowolafe Dunsi, Martins Jesuloni and Gift Martins.

VOICE AIR MEDIA learnt they were released to their parents on Thursday evening,

Other members left in the SSS custody are; Olawale Bakare, Abiodun Sanusi, and two others. Mr Bakare is a co-defendant in the treason charge against the lead convener of the movement, Omoyele Sowore,

Speaking with Newsmen, the protesters’ lawyer, Alfred Adegoke, confirmed the release of the three.

According to him, “We have been able to secure the bail of three of the protesters while the other four are in SSS custody”.

“It is sad for SSS to say they won’t release them except they see their parents. That’s dehumanising. We will be there again tomorrow,” he said.

The activists were protesting against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, extra-judicial activities among others.

Similar protests were held in other states and the Federal Capital Territory. Those arrested during the protests in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja were released yesterday.

VOICE AIR MEDIA recalled that #RevolutionNow protest, which took place last year, led to the arrest of Messrs Sowore and Bakare who were detained for several months.

A court had earlier ruled that the disruption of last year’s protest by the police was against the right to freedom expression and assembly of the arrested individuals.

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