How SARS Almost Murder O’oni Of Ife’s Daughter

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Monday, October 12, commended the #EndSARS protesters and applauded Nigerian youths for being civil in their agitation against Police brutality.

According to the Ooni who made the comments via his Twitter handle; “The #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me.

“Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal.”

He however, urged the youths to make their demands in a civil way in order to avert any degeneration into violence; while expressing optimism that “this is the beginning of greater things to come in Nigeria.”

The Ooni promised to see to the release of many persons arrested and detained by security agents, reiterating that the protests are equally for the betterment of officials of the Nigeria Police.

“To the men and women of the Nigerian Police force,” he said; “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 narrating the experience of his 25-year-old daughter with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS); Oba Adeyeye said she almost lost her life.

According to him, her daughter was stopped on her way to the airport; “terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plainclothes Policemen in a bus, detained for close to 30 mins 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.”

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