Ooni Of Ife Backs #EndSARS Protests, Says His 25-Year-Old Daughter Was Harassed By SARS

October 12, 2020
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Ooni Of Ife, Babatunde Ogunwusi, has thrown his weight behind the #EndSARS protests led by Nigerian youths.

The foremost traditional ruler who said the movement has brought nothing but joy to him added that the youths are finally awake, with one voice and a common goal.

Ooni who is the first traditional ruler to speak in favour of the protest made this known via his verified Instagram page, ooniadimulaife, said he understands the plight of the Nigerian youths.

Sharing a personal experience with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ooni said “my 25 year old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life. On her way to the airport, she was stopped and terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plain clothes policemen in a bus, detained for close to 30mins of thorough questioning.

“Imagine a young female for that matter, all her belongings completely searched all because she was with a laptop on an official assignment from her office in lagos. I can only imagine the countless ones that have lost their lives from such ordeals, may their souls rest in peace.”

The mornach urged men of the Nigerian police force to behave better in the society.

“To the men and women of the Nigerian police force, be assured that this movement is also for you, we know you are humans also and your reality is as a result of your environment. This movements demands better on your behalf, and is aimed at pushing the government to do better for you and elevate your standard of living. Do not persecute your advocates.”

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The #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me. Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal. _ I understand your plight, my 25 year old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life. On her way to the airport, she was stopped and terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plain clothes policemen in a bus, detained for close to 30mins of thorough questioning. Imagine a young female for that matter, all her belongings completely searched all because she was with a laptop on an official assignment from her office in lagos. I can only imagine the countless ones that have lost their lives from such ordeals, may their souls rest in peace. _ I assure you that this is the beginning of greater things to come in Nigeria. I implore you to demand for more, but plead with you to do so in a peaceful manner, as anything outside of that will cause unnecessary havoc for all. I have been informed of many innocent souls that were arrested and currently been detained, be rest assured that I am pursuing the matter and they will be set free. _ To the men and women of the Nigerian police force, be assured that this movement is also for you, we know you are humans also and your reality is as a result of your environment. This movements demands better on your behalf, and is aimed at pushing the government to do better for you and elevate your standard of living. Do not persecute your advocates. God bless Nigerian youths and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY

A post shared by Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (@ooniadimulaife) on Oct 12, 2020 at 6:14am PDT

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