#EndSARS: This Movement Is Also For You, Ooni Of Ife Tells Police Officers

Written by on October 13, 2020

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi believes the recent waves of #EndSARS protests in Nigeria will equally be beneficial to officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

“To the men and women of the Nigerian police force,” he tweeted on Monday via his official handle, “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.”

While condemning reports of brutality and abuse by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Oba Adeyeye hailed Nigerian youths for agitating for an end to the ugly incidents.

He expressed joy over the #EndSARS protests and concluded that “Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal.”

Although he described the recent waves of protests across the country as “the beginning of greater things to come in Nigeria,” the Ooni pleaded with the protesters to carry out their agitations in a peaceful manner.

The revered monarch also shared an experience his daughter had with SARS officials.

He said his 25-year-old daughter almost lost her life when she was stopped on her way to the airport, “terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plainclothes 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 #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me. Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

I understand your plight, my 25 year old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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.

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

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

— Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi (@OoniAdimulaIfe) October 12, 2020

READ ALSO: ‘Finally, The Youths Are Awake’: Ooni Of Ife Backs #EndSARS, Shares Daughter’s Experience

The #EndSARS protests, calling for the scrapping of the force subunit have continued to gain traction in the country, despite the dissolution of the tactical unit by Nigeria’s Police chief, Mohammed Adamu.



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