Some #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters were on Saturday attacked and arrested by the police in Lagos State. The protesters were arrested around 7:50 am.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government and the police had earlier warned youths who planned to protest at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday (today) to have a rethink and shelve the protests.
No fewer than 10 protesters have been arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, one of the coordinators of #OccupyLekkiTollgate has said.
According to the PUNCH correspondence, “Kunle Ajayi said that the protesters were detained in a black maria and are about to be taken to an unknown location. Police have just arrested 10”
The group says; “They have been sending messages on social media, saying they would kill, maim and destroy. Our own group will be as peaceful as ever; we don’t know about the police and others.”
Another promoter of the protest, Juwon Sanyaolu, told Saturday PUNCH that the protest would go on as scheduled, noting that COVID-19 safety measures had been prescribed to demonstrators.
Sanyaolu said, “Everyone has been asked to come with face masks to ensure COVID-19 compliance. We are acting in line with constitutional requirements. We are not bothered about the government’s irresponsibility and lack of respect for its citizens.”
At exactly 7:50am this morning,the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters were arrested by RRS police.