Women in EKiti came out to protest yesterday over the arrest of 30 of their sons over allegations of attempting to burn a king's palace
Women in EKiti came out to protest yesterday over the arrest of 30 of their sons over allegations of attempting to burn a king's palace.
It was gathered that the women, some of whom appeared topless or half-naked on Wednesday, held leaves and chanting hate songs against the king and demanding the release of their children.
The trouble began on Monday when angry youths stormed the streets to protest power cuts by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company which was responsible for electricity in the area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, told reporters on Sunday that those arrested had been released except five of them still under investigation.
If found guilty, they will be charged to court depending on their levels of involvement.