The Lagos State Government has announced that 253 #EndSARS protesters that were arrested by the police would be released immediately die to the lack of substantial evidence against them.
This was disclosed on Sunday, November 8 via the official Twitter account and a publication on the official website of the Lagos State Government.
According to the publication the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo disclosed via a statement that out of the 361 arrested only 82 will be charged to court.
The statement reads in part;
“Legal Advice has been issued in respect of all the 40 case files received, and as at 6th November 2020, the Directorate had been able to despatch Legal Advice in respect of 81 persons, who are being charged to the various courts, while others will be despatched to court on Monday, 9th November 2020.
“Out of the 361 persons, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall be prosecuting 92 persons for different offences ranging from arson, stealing, breaking into buildings, armed robbery and murder, while the Office has advised that 253 persons be released forthwith for non-disclosure of a prima facie case. In the meantime, two case files in respect of 16 persons have been advised for further investigation by the Police”,
“The Office of the Attorney-General of Lagos State will ensure that those arrested by the Police are treated in accordance with due process of law, while it remains committed to maintaining the rule of law and ensuring peace and order in the State”.
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