Lekki Protest: Lagos Govt. To Probe CP Over Event at Lekki Toll Gate
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on February 15, 2021
Commissioner of Police in Lagos will be questioned on the events at the Lekki Toll Gate, the venue for last Saturday’s planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests.
This was confirmed by the Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, in a televised interview.
During the protest, comedian Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, along with some others were arrested by the police.
They were also said to have been mistreated as videos that have now gone viral online, showed some of them being thrown shirtless into a police van.
The protesters had come out to oppose the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to reopen the Lekki Toll Gate and hand it over to the Lekki Concession Company.
According to Onigbanjo, the government has no problem with residents exercising their rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests, however, a crime is committed if the protesters’ action results in the breakdown of law and order.
He cited a breach of COVID-19 protocols as part of the offenses of those arrested, as well as the fear that the exercise could go out of hand.