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RevolutionNow stages protest marches across country

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Abuja, Lagos, Ondo others affected Seeks good governance Police deny disruption of protest

PROTESTERS under the umbrella of ‘RevolutionNow’, today marched in different cities across Nigeria demanding for good governance.

  One of the leaders of the Pelumi Olajengbesin, while addressing newsmen on behalf of the protesters, said, they are out to register their displeasure with the present government, under President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group had their members in their number displaying placards with different inscriptions marching through Abuja, Lagos, Ondo States and other cities in a simultaneous protest.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police have denied reports that members of #Revolution Now protesters were today arrested in Abuja.

The FCT Police Command said its personnel did not at any point in the federal capital territory; arrest any protesting member of the ‘Revolution Now’ group, contrary to insinuations that 62 protesters were arrested.

According to information from FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, the Command’s operatives arrested some persons who violated the COVID 19 protocols which banned the convergence and gathering of people without face masks and those violating social distancing principles.

“All the arrested persons were taken to Eagle Square in compliance with the COVID 19 protocols to appear before a magistrate and be arraigned for the violations.”  FCT Police boss said.

Further information says, all the arrested persons were released after warnings against future violations principally due to magistrate absence for the trial of affected persons.

Consequently, the CP directed his operatives to issue warnings to the arrested persons that they should desist from further violation of the FCT COVID 19 protocols, after which they were released to go home.

Reacting to question on why it was during the #Revolution Now protest that the Police decided to swing into action and arrest violations of COVID 19 protocols, the CP said, “their arrest had nothing to do with the protest.

“It is their right to protest as long as they don’t disturb the peace and other law-abiding Nigerians.”

He added that the FCT Command has held strongly to ensuring the people follow the COVID 19 protocols which had resulted in the arrest and prosecution of over 1, 000 person’s in the past.

“So, this has nothing to do with any protest.”

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