Mr Latin, Odunlade Adekola, Sefiu Alao Protest Against Police Brutality In Ogun
The National President of Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan popularly called Mr Latin, on Tuesday led some top celebrities in the entertainment industry to protest against police brutality in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Other celebrities who joined in the protest are Odunlade Adekola and Alhaji Sefiu Alao
They respectively took off from Panseke area of Abeokuta and walked through Oke Ilewo to Iwe Iroyin, the Secretariat of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ogun State Council.
They were seen carrying armed placards bearing all kinds of solidarity messages for the federal government not to just disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police but to begin holistic reforms that would make the Nigerian Police be civil in their conduct an operate according to international best practices.
The inscriptions on their placards read; FG must end police brutality now, Looking good is not a crime, iPhone is not a gun, Don’t kill me because I am looking good among others.
Addressing journalists during the protest, National President of TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan said it was high time the government took decisive actions that could straighten Nigeria Police and make them discharge their constitutional duties without molesting anybody.
He said “after End SARS protest, what next? It’s time for the federal government to begin wholistic reforms in the police. The police must stop this brutality against fellow Nigerians. We are saying no to all forms of intimidations, illegal arrest and extra judicial killing.
“Let the federal government give the police good salaries, they shouldn’t be the one buying their uniforms themselves, let the government give the police conducive working environment so that all these challenges will not be influencing the way they behave. Police brutality must end now”.
Lending his voice to the call to end police brutality, popular Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola said “We are joining other Nigerians to say enough is enough, the federal government must end police brutality now. It is not good for us neither is it good for the image of the country.
“It is time for the police to respect the constitution and perform their duties in such a way that the rule of law is respected. Life is sacrosanct and must be dignified at all times, so, the FG must end police brutality now” He concluded