This #EndSARS protest is not for you, Yvonne Jegede tells Yahoo Boys and Girls


Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has warned criminal elements in Nigeria to stay away from the ongoing protests against police brutality and extra-judicial killings.

For over a week there has been nationwide and worldwide protests over the notorious activities of security operatives in Nigeria.

The protests which first started against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has continued despite the government dissolving the police unit.

Many Nigerians have accused SARS operatives of undue profiling and stereotyping leading to alleged harassment, extortion of young people, arbitrary arrests and, in some cases, extrajudicial killings.

In a series of post on Instagram, Yvonne Jegede reminded Internet fraudsters, kiddnappers, armed robbers, ritualists and other criminals that #EndSARS protests is not to support crime.

She said the activities of criminal elements are even more dangerous to the society.



Meanwhile, the protests continued on Tuesday with protesters now demanding that the police authorities carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.

They are also demanding the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.

They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct within 10 days.

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