Social Media Trends for Sunday 15th November: Peru And More

Peru
The Social Media space went agog following reports of the resignation of Peruvian interim President Manuel Merino, after 2 protesters were allegedly killed by police operatives in Saturday’s protests, following nearly a week of unrest over the controversial removal of Martín Vizcarra as President.

Some Nigerians who found it very relatable likened the incident to the EndSARS protests/protesters, but maintained that unlike Peru, and due to the Nigerian political climate, it was unlikely for a Nigerian president or officeholder to resign regardless of the issues at hand.

A few others, however, said there was no ground for such comparisons.

Nine of the 18 ministers in Merino’s cabinet also announced their resignation.

Femi Falana
Legal practitioner and human rights activist Femi Falana has again won the praises of the people for appealing that Judges should conduct monthly visits to police stations and detention centers across the country.

As conveyed in a letter dated 12th November 2020, he emphasized that if all detention facilities in the country are regularly inspected, Nigerian citizens “will no longer be subjected to illegal arrest and detention by the Police and other security agencies”.  

lt is backed by Section 34 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

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