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There is apprehension in Enugu State on Monday after over 38 suspected EndSARS detainees reportedly escaped from police custody on Sunday night.
The inmates were said to be remanded in the custody of the State Police Command for various offences.
According to Police sources, the inmates numbering between 38 and 40 escaped from the police cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department, inside the State Police Headquarters on Sunday night.
It was gathered that the escaped detainees were remanded in the police cells during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown by Magistrate Courts for various offences. It was also learnt that the offenders were kept in the police custody because of the congestion of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu.
When contacted on the telephone, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, did not pick his calls.
It will be recalled that the police had arrested and detained many Nigerians during and after the EndSARS protest which rage on in Nigeria in October.
The protest which was peaceful sadly turned violence after the Nigeria Military opened fire on protesters who have occupied Lekki Tollgate, singing the Nigeria national Anthem and waving the Nigeria flag.
The protest witnessed destruction of public and private businesses and even loss of life.
Many youths were arrested and taken to court by the Federal government for participating in protest; this has been condemned nationally and internationally.
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