Agba Jalingo, others arrested at #RevolutionNow protest in Lagos

#RevolutionNow protesters
Agba Jalingo addressing protesters before his arrest. Photo by Ayodele Efunla

By Taiwo Okanlawon and Ayodele Efunla

Agba Jalingo, Publisher of Cross River Watch, has been arrested alongside some journalists and Revolution Now protesters in Ikeja Lagos.

The protesters led by Jalingo, Femi Adeyeye, and others regrouped at Ikeja Along to continue the protest after they were dispersed at Ikeja Under Bridge.

While Femi Adeyeye, a student union activist who was suspended by UNILAG’s disciplinary panel for exposing the unpleasant academic condition of the school to the public, was addressing the crowd, the Lagos State Task Force stormed the venue and arrested them.

Revolution Now while being transported to Police Station. Photo by Ayodele Efunla

Others arrested include; Omolara Alagbala, Kelly Orodu, Kolawole Adenekan, Fela Samson Okafor, Akinnubi Margaret, Orunsolu oluremi (Remyte goonz), Oyebiyi Ademola, Oyebiyi Ademola, Owatunde, Akinnubi Deborah, Akinnubi Margaret, Akinnubi Emmanuel, Kehinde Babatunde Joseph, Adedoyin Olorunshola Truth, Rachael Ochuwa, Adeyeye Femi, Babatunde Famutimi, A king bade Olamide, Nonike Okechukwu, Sodiq Ogunshola.

They were all transported and detained at Area “F” Police Station in Ikeja, Lagos.

Revolution Now protesters at Area F Police Station

Mr Jalingo was only recently freed after nearly six months in detention.

This followed a publication alleging that Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade diverted N500 million from the state’s treasury to fund an election.

However, Olawale Bakare, the #RevolutionNow co-convener who was granted bail alongside Omoyele Sowore in 2019 was also rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).

He was arrested alongside six others at the ongoing #RevolutionNow protest at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun state capital.