READ: The Ooni of Ife , Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has endorsed the ongoing protest against brutality and extortion by Special Anti – Robbery Squad operatives .
Ogunwusi said on Twitter that his 25 –
year – old daughter once had a nasty
experience with SARS operatives that
almost cost her life .
The monarch , therefore, stated that he
was happy that the youths of Nigeria
were finally standing up for their rights .
Tweeting through his handle ,
@OoniAdimulaIfe, he said , “ I understand
your plight , my 25 year old daughter had
a nasty experience with SARS, almost
losing her life . On her way to the airport ,
she was stopped and terribly ransacked
and surrounded by fully armed plain
clothes policemen in a bus , detained for
close to 30 minutes of thorough
“ Imagine a young female for that matter ;
all her belongings completely searched all
because she was with a laptop on an
official assignment from her office in
Lagos . I can only imagine the countless
ones that have lost their lives from such
ordeals, may their souls rest in peace .
“ I assure you that this is the beginning of
greater things to come in Nigeria . I
implore you to demand for more, but
plead with you to do so in a peaceful
manner, as anything outside of that will
cause unnecessary havoc for all . ”
The monarch said he was aware that
some protesters had been unjustly
arrested by the police .
He said he would do everything to ensure
that they are freed .