Osimhen celebrates first Serie A goal for Napoli, displays #EndPoliceBrutality shirt

Osimhen celebrates first Serie A goal for Napoli, displays #EndPoliceBrutality shirt

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, on Saturday, October 17, scored his first goal in Serie A as a Napoli player.

The striker scored his debut goal with a finish against Atalanta in the 43rd minute.

After scoring, Osimhen held up a shirt with the inscription “End Police Brutality in Nigeria”.

1st News gathered that Osimhen had previously shown his support for the #EndSARS protesters.

On October 12, the striker took to Twitter saying the power of the people outweighs those in government.

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power. remember DAT #ReformNigeriaPolice,” he tweeted.

Two days earlier, Osimhen also called for an end to police brutality in the country, insisting that the human rights abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) must end.

Also Read: Atiku urges FG to address yearnings of #EndSARS protesters

This comes three months after Napoli signed him with a $94.6 million to bring Nigeria forward to southern Italy on a five-year deal.

Osimhen’s move to the Gli Azzurri trumps the prize Arsenal paid for Ivory Coast forward, Nicolas Pepe last year.

Last term, the former Charleroi (from where he moved to France) man scored 18 goals in all games for Lille; and has been linked with a move to Naples in recent times.

His stellar showing for the French side saw him winning the Lille Player of the Season just as he made it to Ligue 1’s team for the 2019/2020 campaign.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday, October 17, confirmed the trial of some policemen implicated in the death of an #EndSARS protester in the Surulere area of the state.

Sanwo-Olu made this disclosure via his Twitter handle; days after some police officers fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters in the Area C Police Command of Lagos.

“Yesterday (Friday), the orderly room trial of the police officers involved in the Surulere incident began,” the governor revealed.

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