Akintola Offers Free Legal Service To Arrested Protesters

Akintola Offers Free Legal Service To Arrested Protesters


Prominent Nigerian lawyer, Chief Niyi Akintola, SAN, has offered to join other legal practitioners in providing free legal service to protesters arrested during the #EndSARS campaign in some parts of the country.

He made the offer in a statement on Monday in Ibadan.

Some Nigerians who took part in the EndSARS protest have been arrested and detained by the police.

The renowned legal luminary said that the free legal representation will be available to detained protesters in Akure, Ado Ekiti, Abeokuta, Ilorin, Ibadan, Osogbo, Lagos and Abuja.

Akintola said that the free legal services followed the decision of the democratic wing of Egbe Amofin Oodua.

“Many of our colleagues of Yoruba extraction have placed their colleagues in chambers on stand by for this purpose in Akure, Ado Ekiti, Abeokuta, Ilorin, Ibadan, Osogbo, Lagos and Abuja.

“Feel free to contact the undersigned if you or your relation is unjustifiably detained in any part of towns or state mentioned as a result of protests against the barbaric acts of FSARS,” he said.

“The death of our compatriots in Ogbomoso and indeed of any Nigerian in such a gruesome manner over a constitutionally guaranteed right is most unfortunate and condemnable.

“But the attack on the palace of our most revered father and Monarch of Ogbomosoland is an apostasy, sacrilegious, barbaric, crude, uncouth and most unreasonable in the circumstances of the prevailing situation in the country.

 

(PMNEWS)

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