The Sowore that I have known closely for about a decade, is the last person in this country that can be compromised. For anyone to now paint a man who has spent the last 30 years of his life fighting for a better Nigeria as the enemy of the people is offensive. It's unacceptable.
You can always disagree with his strategy respectfully. We are all victims of elite manipulation. The Buhari regime wants you to see him as your enemy. They have told you that because he contested election, he has no right to demand for a better country. Does that make sense?
If only you can hold politicians who have ruined this country to the same standard you are holding Sowore. You keep saying that he should not talk about Revolution Now. Isn't that a matter of semantics? What is going on now is a revolution. Read more about what a revolution is.
You don't have to agree with his ideas, but to paint Sowore as anti-masses is untenable. I will never be part of it.

Sowore and Sahara Reporters are not infallible. But they have paid their dues. How many government adverts have you seen on Sahara Reporters? Ask around.
You keep saying he wants to hijack the protest, I don't know about that. Maybe you know what most people do not know. You can 'enlighten' us. As for his motives, all that I see is a man who is impatient with our rotten political establishment. I don't think that is a crime.
You say he is a politician, is that not ridiculous?

The same Sowore that political parties in Nigeria refused to give presidential ticket in 2019, which forced him to form the AAC? If we had "politicians" like Sowore in offices, nobody will be talking about ending SARS today.
A man that has confronted armed soldiers on the road for harassing innocent citizens shouldn't be insulted this way. Like I have said here repeatedly, you can disagree with Sowore, but do not insult his legacies. You're saying, if you want to fight for us, don't contest election.
I support fully the protests. But the problems of policing will not end with our current agitation. We will still need allies after the protests. Sowore is standing trial because he dared a dictator. Till date, the Buhari regime hasn't presented evidence of crime against him.
They dubiously charged him for "money laundering".

We (his legal team) challenged the lies of the regime and they hurriedly abandoned their story phony accusations and amended the charge. They are no longer accusing him of laundering money. The regime lied on oath against him.
The Sowore that I know will not support injustice. I am saying this based on my experience with him. If this is still about the 2015 election, then it is a shame.

Before you chant "Sowore we don't need you", look at his antecedents. This should never be condoned. It is wrong.
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A group of lawyers in Lagos State have resolved to go ahead with their planned protest on Tuesday. Despite the "dissolution" of SARS by the Inspector General of Police, journalists and peaceful protesters were violently attacked in Abuja on Sunday.
Mr. Sapara Williams, the first indigenous Nigerian Lawyer rightly posited that "a lawyer lives for a direction of his people and the advancement of the cause of his country". It will be a capitulation from that cause if lawyers do not take a stand against attacks on citizens.
Lawyers are among the most tormented victims of police corruption, brutality, impunity and reckless disregard for the rule of law. The late sage, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, will be turning in his grave if the voice of Nigerian lawyers is not hear at this historic time in our country.
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I do not think the protesters in Ogun State will be charged for murder as reported by some of our comrades. Murder is a capital offence. By practice, it the Ministry of Justice, not the police, that prosecutes murder cases. Before this can be done, a Legal Advice must be written.
The Advice must recommend prosecution. During my youth service, Ministry of Justice was my PPA. I used to write Legal Advice. I don't think this can be done & approved before Monday given the bureaucracy involved. The DPP must approve it. In sensitive cases, the AG must approve.
I also know that under the Administrative of Criminal Justice Law of Ogun State 2018, the police cannot undertake such cases at the High Court without the AG.

My preliminary assessment is that the police will either charge them with lesser offences, or seek detention order(s).
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It is disgusting to see some people who claim to be Buhari supporters, attacking the #EndSARS campaign.

You're degenerate beings. There are advocacies that are beyond partisan, ethnic and religious sentiments.
Some of the most vociferous Buhari supporters on Twitter are part of the #EndSARS campaign. But you are trying to discredit this campaign because you believe that Buhari is your personal property.
Are you not ashamed that the man you claim to be supporting has been watching while Nigerian citizens are continuously slaughtered by a rogue police unit?

The Vice President, the IGP claimed that they have reformed SARS. But as we all have seen, nothing has changed.
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Sir, Section 215 (4) of the 1999 Constitution empowers you to give lawful directives to the CP; subject to the overriding directive of the IGP.

Write officially to the CP and direct him to cease & desist from attacking #EndSARS protesters in Oyo State. You've the power to do so.
The CP cannot defy you, except on the directive of the IGP.

If the IGP gives a contrary directive, instruct your Attorney General to invoke his wide powers under Section 211 (1) (c) of the Constitution and discontinue ALL criminal charges filed against protesters in Oyo State.
The @PoliceNG should not be allowed to investigate itself over the killing of Jimoh.

Therefore, I urge you to invoke your powers under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act by constituting a Judiciary Commission of Inquiry to investigate the attack on protesters and the death of Jimoh.
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Ending SARS is part of police reform.

Disband the rogue unit immediately.

Sack the IGP now.

Constitute independent investigative panels across the 36 States to probe unresolved cases of extra-judicial killings by SARS/police.
Immediately arrest and prosecute all SARS operatives and police officers implicated in the probe.

Set-up a significant compensation fund for victims of police/SARS impunity.
Inspect every SARS/police detention facility in the country and release all those arrested and detained illegally, and arraigned those with established criminal cases before courts of competent jurisdiction.
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