CRIME

Keyamo’s Driver Killed At #EndSARS Protest

The driver of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo, Mr Yohanna Shankuk, was on Wednesday the 14th of October 2020, killed by a panicking motorist during the #EndSARS protest around Berger roundabout in Wuse/Utako area of Abuja. Mr Shankuk was killed by the motorist who saw the crowd of protesters advancing towards him and panicked, making an unapproved turn and going against the one-way road, then hitting Mr Shankuk who was walking his way to the Minister’s private office.

This was announced by the Minister himself on Thursday, 15th October 2020. This is made even more sad because the Minister, who is an unapologetic human rights campaigner and human rights lawyer, was in full support of the protest against SARS from the onset.

Minister Festus Keyamo announces the loss of his driver at the venue of the EndSARS protest in Berger Roundabout, a popular Bus Stop in Abuja

The Minister had warned Government authorities not to arrest the protesters indiscriminately, advising that they release those arrested simply because they embarked on a peaceful protest.

Keyamo before his recent forays into politics via his belief in the goodwill of President Muhammadu Buhari, was the go-to person in the legal practice profession and gained a lot of recognition for his objective stance on human rights issues. And despite his commitment to his political appointment, he has not changed his principles regarding human rights.
Keyamo commenting on an incident involving the Police in Delta State, shortly before the recent EndSARS protest

Earlier this month, on the 7th of October, Keyamo had appealed to the police to release a detained citizen who filmed an incident involving the Police but inadvertently made wrong commentary on the video.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria did not hide his joy when he realised that the inclination of the Inspector General of Police was positive.

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