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Breaking: Prison break in Benin and inmates have been set free by hoodlums

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 11:04 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Hoodlums have stormed a prison facility along Benin-Sapele road, sent the wardens scampering and setting the captives free.

The prison break in Benin arrives amid nationwide protests against police brutality and extortion under the #EndSARS banner and hashtag.

The protests and street occupations began on October 8, 2020.

The Lagos-Benin expressway has been closed to traffic by protesters. Kristal Media has learnt that thugs and cultists have since hijacked the peaceful protests in Benin.

Young people have been staging sit-in and overnight protests across Nigeria as they demand for an end to police brutality, police reforms while making other demand that will bring about good governance.

Some state governors have inaugurated judicial panels of enquiry to investigate allegations of police brutality and extra-judicial killings in line with a presidential directive.

Even though the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit has been scrapped by the presidency, the protesters are asking for accountability, transparency and a timeline of the execution of promised police reforms.

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