Yesterday, CitizensAlert alerted the world to the effect that human rights activist Tunde Abass had been released from illegal detention, and that our interview with him would be released today.
Recall that the activist was arbitrarily arrested and detained for exposing a police brutality scene via a live Facebook broadcast on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Onipanu area of Lagos. He was detained at Onipanu and Pedro Police Stations where he was locked in a dark room, gravely brutalised.
Tunde said that he bled through his mouth and nostrils for two consecutive days, and was told that he could be extrajudicially executed.
The incident has provoked questions on whether or not the Nigerian police learnt its lessons barely six months after the #EndSARS nationwide protest against police brutality ended.
Following Tunde Abass’ severe torture and the several threats to extrajudicially execute him, some civil society organisations have called for an emergency press conference slated to hold on Thursday, March 25, 2021 to address the injustice and possibly set machineries in motion for a return to the streets.
CitizensAlert has provided a video of an interview with the activist below: