Kwara State Police Command have arrested six members of picture voltaic set academics all by their peaceable protest at frontage of Authorities Dwelling alongside Ahmadu Bello means Ilorin on Wednesday.
It was gathered that six members of affected academics embrace nursing moms and pregnant girls who participated contained in the peaceable protest to the federal authorities dwelling Ilorin have been arrested by the police.
Talking with Moonlight, one among Photograph voltaic set sacked academics of State Widespread Elementary Teaching (SUBEB), Mr. Ibrahim Saheed Olayinka acknowledged quite a lot of of sacked picture voltaic set academics have been at frontage of Authorities Dwelling Ilorin staged a peaceable protest to press dwelling for his or her rights.
He acknowledged the protest has begun 4 days before now nonetheless impulsively some armed police from police headquarters obtained proper right here ordered the protesters to fade and go away the federal authorities dwelling, explaining that it was fairly unlucky for the safety brokers to highly effective dealt with the peaceable protesters.
He added that protesters sat on ground at frontage of Authorities Dwelling Ilorin in peaceable protest pleading with His Excellency, the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to re-consider his stand on the sacked picture voltaic set academics as soon as extra to the service.
He acknowledged “All what we’re requesting for is the affirmation of our letters of appointment as promised by the governor.
He disclosed that some armed police males obtained proper right here from police headquarters harassed and molested the peaceable protesters by chased them away with tear-gass and arrested six members.
Olayinka acknowledged that some members that was arrested by the police are Mr. Aransiola Olubukun ‘f’, Salaudeen Abubakar’m,’ Mohammed Soliu ‘m’, Ibahim Alabi ‘m’, Isiaka Toyin ‘m’ an Adewale Abdulazeez ‘m’.
In line with him, the sacked picture voltaic set academics are nonetheless stand on their demand with pleaded to governor to reinstate them as soon as extra to the service and order the immidiate launch of the arrested members.
He acknowledged that it is unethical for the police to be arresting the harmless people who uncover themselves clamouring for his or her rights by means of peaceable protest as they’re legal guidelines abiding residents of Nigeria.
“We aren’t there to distrupt peace of the state, we aren’t there to wrestle anybody nonetheless we’re there to plead with the governor as competent and approved academics”, emphasised.
Inside the meantime, the Kwara State Police Command in a press assertion signed by Police Public Relations Officer, S.P Okasanmi Ajayi on behalf of the Kwara State Commissioner of Police acknowledged the police have arrested six suspects relating to to the protest.
The assertion acknowledged the suspects would quickly seem in court docket docket docket for inciting disturbance band violation of COVID-19 protocol as directed by Federal and State Governments respectively.
Its further acknowledged the offence was devoted contained in the strategy of an alleged protest by a gaggle often called picture voltaic set academics in Ilorin metropolis, along with that they not solely violated the COVID-19 tips nonetheless furthermore they of their multitude blocked the favored Ahmadu Bello means, stopping lawful freeway shoppers of their rights of passage.
The assertion acknowledged that the great individuals of Kwara might recall that the purported protest has been ongoing for nearly every week with none interference from safety firms, disclosing that it’s the appropriate of each citizen to protest peacefully.
Police well-known that the place ones appropriate ends one completely different one appropriate begins, subsequently, the command won’t folds her arms whereas some individuals contained in the guise of exercising their supposed rights compromise the peace contained in the State.
Cp Mohammed Lawal Bagega desires to make sure no legal guidelines abiding residents of their security always whereas could also be legal guidelines breakers are warned to desist or face your complete weight of the legal guidelines.