A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Junior Minister of Labour under the Buhari-led administration, Festus Keyamo,has said that those who led nationwide protests demanding extensive police reforms with the #EndSARS hashtag must be prosecuted.
Keyamo stated this on Sunday while speaking with Peoples Gazette on the recent blockade of the U.S capitol.
On Wedneday, supporters of outgoing United States President, Donald Trump had on Wednesday invaded the parliament in a bid to halt the confirmation of Presidebt-elect Joe Biden as the next leader of the country.
Mr Trump’s social media accounts were deactivated after he sent out messages suggesting he supports their actions.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter said they prohibited Mr Trump from further using their platforms over his choice of words which were inciting.
For Keyamo, the development has reignited the resolution of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to control free speech in the country.
He also said the administration will not back down on prosecuting arrow heads of the now suspended protest which abruptly ended after military personnel swooped on peaceful demonstrators and opened live rounds on them at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos on October 20.
The protests which began peacefully in some cities turned violent after alleged state sponsored hoodlums were let loose against the peaceful assembly. The government saw the protest as a move aimed at ousting it from power.
The Junior Minister, seized the opportunity to warn purveyors of hate speech in the country to desist further, the minister said what was meted out to the U.S president serves him right.