All individuals detained during the disrupted protest at the Jubilee House on Thursday, September 21, have been released from police custody.
The Police apprehended 49 protesters at the 37 bus terminal, where they had convened for the planned demonstration on Thursday morning.
The police cited that they had submitted an application to halt the protest, which was served to Atuguba & Associates, the legal team representing the organizers from Democracy Hub, as early as Tuesday, September 19. However, the organizers claimed they were unaware of this application and chose to proceed with their march.
Confirming the release of the majority of the arrested protesters to the media, one of the organizers, Oliver Barker Vormawor, mentioned that they are still searching for one member who remains unaccounted for.
They are unable to reach this individual as all their phones were seized by the Police.
Meanwhile, several group members and celebrities, including Efia Odo and EL, are gathering at the 37 Lorry station to continue the protest. The group remains steadfast in their commitment to continue the protest despite the arrests and alleged intimidation by the police.
Following the first day of the protest, the group addressed the media, strongly condemning the actions of the police and reiterating their determination to press on with the demonstration.