The Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. A lot of people have shared their gruesome personal experiences with the squad and there have been major calls for them to be scrapped using the hashtag #EndSARS trending. Celebrities like Don Jazzy, Olamide, Simi, Falz, Reekado Banks, Dremo, Jon Ogah, DJ Spinall, Sam Klef, Tjan, Lil Kesh and more have been vocal in their condemnation of the squad. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is also lending her voice to the outcry.
The superstar actress took to Instagram to announce that even though she hasn’t had any experience with the squad, everyone who has one deserves justice and an opportunity to express that.
She proceeded to share a post about “10 things SARS doesn’t want you to know”
See her post below.
Quite Honestly, I have had no experience with SARS. However, that does not matter. Everyone who has had one deserves justice and an opportunity to express that. Love this ! As an Activist, this has been my dream! Hopefully with the youth now getting fedup, the momentum has started! We also need lawyers who can take up cases pro-Bono upfront to get paid on winning the case and judges who will allow Nigeria be great so their children and children’s children can inherit peace and prosperity. #KNOWLEDGEOFTHELAW #KNOWYOURRIGHTS. #Repost @officialhiptv with @instatoolsapp ・・・ 10 things some SARS officers don’t want you to know – 1.Bail is free 2.Upon arrest, you are liable to remain silent; Section 6 of the ACJA Act 2015; Section 35(2) 1999 Constitution 3. When been questioned, you must have your lawyer present. Section 6(2)(a) Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) 4. No one should be subject to torture or unlawful treatment. Section 8, Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015); Section 34, 1999 Constitution. 5. Upon arrest, suspect must be charged to court immediately. Section 32 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) 6. Police officer making an arrest must state reason. Section 6, Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. 7.Suspect is innocent until proven guilty. Section 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution. 8. No one can be arrested in lieu of another person 9.Police cannot unlawfully search your phones 10.Anyone unlawfully arrested is entitled to compensation. Section 35(6) 1999 Constitution. If your rights have been breached in relation to any of the laws mentioned above, you can make a formal complaint to the Police Complaint Commission via @PoliceNG_PCRRU npf.gov.ng/complaint or contact your lawyer. @Legalnaija #endsarsbrutality #endsarsbrutalityinnigeria #endsars #endsarsimpunity #Sars -from @legalnaijain