Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo has urged the courts to with immediate effect, aquint and discharge 253 out of the 361 #EndSARS protesters arrested by the Police in the state.
The Director, Public Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos.
Onigbanjo noted that the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) had assessed the temporary charges filed against the #EndSARS protesters by the police and found no prima facie evidence that they committed any crime.
He further explained that the Police forwarded 40 case files in respect of 361 arrested #EndSARS protesters to the DPP for legal advice between November 4 and 5, 2020.
He said Out of the 361 persons, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall be prosecuting 92 persons for different offences ranging from arson, stealing, breaking into buildings, armed robbery and murder, while the office has advised that 253 persons be released forthwith for non-disclosure of a prima facie case.