End SARS protesters block major ways in Abeokuta as motorists, commuters groan


Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

End SARS protesters on Friday blocked major roads in Abeokuta metropolis giving commuters and motorists hell of a time to get to where they were going.

The group of youths protesting police brutality and impunity, our Correspondent learnt, had converged under the Ibara Fly Over and NNPC round about,  opposite Open University along Oke Mosan road, Abeokuta since around 9am blocking the Sagamu-Siun-Abeokuta road.

This development caused great distress for motorists and commuters due to the terrific traffic congestion created by this blockage as many motorists had to look for other alternative routes to beat the blockage.

Our Correspondent observed that many people had to resort to taking Okada, the commercial motorcycle even though at exorbitant fare as the Okada riders equally exploited the situation to jerk up their fares by 200%.

The youths in their hundreds were seen dancing to various hip-hop songs and shouting end SARS, end police brutality intermittently. The police in their patrol vehicles were also seen monitoring the activities of the protesters.

It would be recalled that about 23 members of the protesters arrested by the police during the week had regained freedom following the intervention of the governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Gov Abiodun had also while addressing the protesters appeal to them to be calm and peaceful in their conduct as government was already attending to their demands.