#EndSARS: Protest Fontliner Eromosele Adene Released After 12 Days In Police Custody

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Eromosele Adene, an anti-police brutality protest frontliner, who made headlines weeks ago after he was charged with allegations of aiding the #EndSARS protest in Lagos has been releasedfrom police detention.

One of the lawyers who provided legal aid to the protesters, Modupe Odele, popularly known as Moechievous, shared a video showing a once-again freed Eromosele via her official Twitter on Thursday.

Eromosele, who was arrested on November 7 by the police in Lagos, was released from police detention after spending 12 days in their custody on the order of a Magistrate Court in the Yaba area of the state.

During his Tuesday arraignment, the police had sought an order of the magistrate to extend his stay in their custody by 30 days. According to Channels TV, they explained that the request for the order was to allow them conclude investigations into the allegations against the defendant.

In his argument, counsel to the defendant, Adeshina Ogunlana, stated that the facts presented by the police were not strong enough to support their request. The court, in its ruling, rejected the prayers of the police and granted a 1 million naira bail to Eromosele.

The case was initially scheduled to hold on Monday on allegations of financial support to the youth protest that was later hijacked by hoodlums in some states in the country.

Contrary to claims that he was one of the leaders of the demonstration, Eromosele’s sister, Onomene, insisted that her brother was just an ordinary protester like every other youth who participated in the protest.

She also took a swipe at the police for deceiving her and using her as bait to arrest her brother in an interview with Channels TV. Also videos surfaced online showing the moment he was arrested which further disproving police’s claim.

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