Ado Ekiti - Angry protesters on Wednesday took to the streets in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital over the continued detention of some All Progressives Congress (APC) members in prison custody for alleged murder, reports The Nation.
The protesters are members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN)
The demonstrators defied the early morning downpour to stage the protest at the state APC secretariat in Ajilosun area of the city.
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The seven accused persons, who are majorly members of the All Progressives Congress, are being remanded in prison custody over the alleged murder of the National Union of Road Transport Workers’ leader, Omolafe Aderiye, on September 25, 2014.
The protesters alleged that the detainees were arrested on trumped-up charges and slammed into prison because of their membership of the APC, calling on senior party leaders to intervene and save them from death, reports Daily Post
They appealed to former governors who are members of the party, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Segun Oni and Dr. Kayode Fayemi and other leaders like presidential aide, Babafemi Ojudu, state party chairman, Olajide Awe to intervene and save their party men.
The protesters also called on Governor Ayo Fayose to act like a statesman, rise above partisan interests and facilitate the release of the detainees who have been unjustly punished for what they knew nothing about.
- News 24