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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

#FreeLawrence #FreeSammy Trends As Regina Daniels Brothers Are Arrested Again




Regina Daniels' brothers Lawrence Daniels and Samuel Ojeogwu (who is bearing their biological father's surname) have been arrested and imprisoned in Lekki, Lagos.

Lawrence Daniels, 28, who has been arrested multiple times, was apprehended with his brother, Samuel, popularly known as Sammy, in Jakande Lagos. A Twitter campaign is currently going on as students of LASU demand the release of Lawrence, who is a LASU student, with the hashtag #FreeLawrence.

According to online reports, the brothers were arrested last Friday, July 26, 2019. They were reportedly in an Uber and the vehicle developed a fault around the Jakande area of Lekki. They got down so the Uber driver could repair his vehicle and, in the process, they allegedly noticed an incident going on between an injured Okada rider and some policemen who were bent on seizing his bike.

Lawrence and Sammy allegedly confronted the policemen and asked that they take the bike rider to the hospital rather than harass him. The officers allegedly took offence and arrested both brothers and the Uber driver and took them to the Jakande police station.

They were allegedly tried immediately in a magistrate court sitting in Igbosere and were sent to Ikoyi prison where they have been since Friday. 

The Uber driver was later set free but Lawrence and Sammy are still in custody.
Back in June, a video went viral showing Regina Daniels' mother, Rita Daniels protesting as her son Lawrence was being arrested by officers in Delta state. She said it was the 4th time they were harassing her son for nothing. 

His release was eventually secured and he has now been arrested again in Lagos only weeks after.
 
 
 




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