More than five Nigerians have expressed their willingness to offer financial support to a 70-year-old fufu seller who joined the aborted August 5 #RevolutionNow protest in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The protest was the idea of the founder of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore, but he was arrested before the day while some protesters who took to streets across the country were brutalised and arrested by security operatives.
One of the victims of police brutality during the protest was Mrs. Sariyu Akanmu, a fufu (cassava flour) seller, who was beaten by the police for participating in the #RevolutionNow protest.
Narrating how she heard about the protest, Mrs Akanmu had said, “I was hawking fufu. I didn’t know that a protest was going on around Olaiya/Fagbewesa junction.