The Ogun state police command has confirmed that it has arrested no fewer than twenty three members of ENDSARS protesters on Saturday.
The command noted the protest which is meant to be peaceful turned violent.
The protesters gathered in their hundreds as early as 7 am at panseke area of Abeokuta metropolis in continuation of their protest against SARS despite the advice from police command and other stakeholders to them to cancel the protest for fear of be hijacked by hoodlums and miscreants.
It was furthered reported that the protesters who were appealed to jointly by the Alake and Paramount ruler of egba land and the commissioner of police left the Alake palace and headed the palace of Olowu where the traditional festival of owu day was ongoing and violently distrupted the ceremony which have the former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the deputy governor Engineer Noimot Salako in attendance.
It was furthered gathered that the hoodlums also damaged the back windshield of the deputy governor’s official car before heading to SARS office at magbon where they fired some gunshots at the men and injured one Sgt Akabudike Augustine.
Consequently,men of the outfit dispersed them and subsequently arrested 23 amongst them. Some of their vehicles abandoned at SARS office were recovered and searched.
Three guns namely; one pump_ action, two locally made pistols, some rounds of ammunition and assorted charms were recovered in one of the vehicles with registration number Lagos KRD 551GJ.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police has appealed to parents, community leaders and other stakeholders to call their wards to order because the command will not fold its arms while hoodlums will be unleashing violence on officers and men for just no reason.