Members of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) took to the streets of Lagos on Wednesday morning to protest against police siege to their secretariat on Wednesday September 18 2019.
Policemen of the Lagos State Police Command last Wednesday laid siege to the Ikeja, Lagos secretariat of CDHR and office of online news platform, Sahara Reporters.
The armed officers arrived the premises early to stop a protest against the detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement.
Today, the protesting CDHR members took to the streets with banners and placards bearing inscriptions like “stop harassment, intimidation and unlawful detention of human rights defenders in Nigeria,” “We demand explanation,” “Peaceful protest is democratic”.
The protesters were demanding an explanation from the police for the barricade of their secretariat located at Adeniyi Jones Avenue in Ikeja area of Lagos.
Meanwhile, Sowore was on Tuesday granted bail by an Abuja court, with the judge, Taiwo Taiwo ruling that the 45 days granted to the DSS to detain him had elapsed.