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I was one of the first people to support #EndSARS movement – Desmond Elliot

Popular Nigerian actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot has recounted how he helped to free 15 protesters arrested during the #EndSARS movement that rocked the nation in 2020.

The Lagos state lawmaker representing Surulere 1 spoke known during while appearing as a guest on TVC’s Your View talk show.

According to Elliot, he was one of the earliest supporters of the #EndSARS protest.

He said; “From the state house of assembly, when the whole thing started, I was one of the first people to say, ‘listen government, listen to the people,’ and the people agreed.

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A few days later, a lot of people were arrested in Area C command. I was actually at plenary and before I came out, I saw my phone flooded with messages and I drove all the way to Area C.

“I didn’t leave Area C and Panti till 2 am; to free almost 15 people. I made sure they were freed. And how was it possible that in two days, somebody just changes? It’s not possible. Come on Nigerians, let’s think about it for a moment.”

Elliot was reacting to the criticism he faced during the period of the protest when he made comments on the regulation of social media while in the Assembly chambers.

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