Operatives of the Osun State Police Command on Wednesday reportedly arrested a journalist with Daily Post, Sikiru Obarayese, during the #EndSARS memorial protest.

The journalist was arrested while covering the protests which took place in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

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It was learnt that Obarayese was arrested at the Freedom Park area in Osogbo despite identifying himself.

Also, the police after arresting the journalist reportedly took him to Dugbe Police Station.

This was after the protesters had gathered around the state capital to protest in commemoration of the anniversary of the EndSARS protests which occurred across the country late last year.

But the spokesperson of the State Police, Yemisi Opalola in her reaction, simply stated that "We are managing the situation already please. Thanks."

Recall that the state police had previously warned residents of the state against any form of protests and unlawful assembly in commemoration of EndSARS protests.

Earlier today in Lagos, the police also swooped on a journalist with Legit TV, Abisola, at the Lekki tollgate area and one other protester, whisking them away to an unknown location.

They were later released. 

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had vowed to use all means to avert the memorial protests in state adding that proper intelligence was being deployed to curtail such activities.

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