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How Lagos Police unlawfully held a 17-year-old OAU student for 20 days

*We determined that he had been abducted, his mother adds. A year after #EndSARS demonstrations in major Nigerian towns, police violence continues to be a daily occurrence in the lives of young people in Africa's largest economy. For Oluwaferanmi Moses, a first-year student at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) studying Mechanical Engineering, his experience in police detention from September 19 to October 8 was similar to that of many other young Nigerians who have been unjustly profiled and brutalised by police personnel. Moses was apprehended at Mushin on his way to his workshop, where he fixes vehicles during the vacations, by personnel from the Lagos State police force assigned to Zone B command. "That Sunday morning, I went to Festac to inspect a Range Rover. I had finished with my job on the Range; just a few tasks remained," Moses said. "I needed to return to my business in Mushin to get some tools to finish the job. I was unaware that a battle was taking o