A member representing Surulere 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot has disclosed that he helped bail 15 protesters arrested during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020 out of police detention.
Elliot, who gained nationwide fame as an actor, stated this during an appearance on Your View talk show on TVC on Wednesday.
He said that he was one of the first persons to support the #EndSARS protest.
“From the state house of assembly, when the whole thing started, I was one of the first people to say, ‘listen government, listen to the people,’ and the people agreed.
“A few days later, a lot of people were arrested in Area C command. I was actually at plenary and before I came out, I saw my phone flooded with messages and I drove all the way to Area C.
“I didn’t leave Area C and Panti till 2 am; to free almost 15 people. I made sure they were freed. And how was it possible that in two days, somebody just changes? It’s not possible. Come on Nigerians, let’s think about it for a moment,” Elliot.
Elliot faced severe criticism during the period for a comment regarding regulation of social media on the floor of the house.