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I was a victim of police brutality — Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that he would join other good intentioned Nigerians to take the youth’s EndSARS agitations serious, saying he had been a victim of police brutality in the past.

He said this on Sunday during an interactive session held by stakeholders’ on the recent #EndSARS protest that resonated panic across the country.

Governor Fayemi said the case of police brutality was one issue that affects every facet of the society, revealing that he was a victim ahead of the 2014 governorship poll in the state while seeking re-election.

Fayemi, who was defeated in the June 21, 2014 election by his predecessor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, had prior to the election was allegedly teargassed by a team police operatives at Mugbagba area of Ado Ekiti while some APC governor were prevented from entering the state to campaign for him having been allegedly stopped by security agencies at the borders.

“I am a victim of police brutality myself. You could all recall what happened to me during my election of 2014 when I was teargassed. But some policemen had also rendered good services to me, so not all of them are bad,” he said.

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