Posted by News Express | 13 February 2021 | 3,715 times
No fewer than 10 protesters have been arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, one of the coordinators of #OccupyLekkiTollgate has said.
Kunle Ajayi told our correspondent that the protesters were detained in a black maria and are about to be taken to an unknown location.
“Police have just arrested 10 protesters – Four ladies and six guys. They were beaten mercilessly and injured,” he said.
In a video, one of the arrested protesters said, “We have been arrested. Over ten of us. We are kept in a black maria stationed at the toll gate now.”
Popular comedian Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni has been identified as one of those arrested.
Macaroni joined the protest against the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate following alleged killing of protesters on October 20, 2020.
•Based on reports by Saturday PUNCH and The Nation.
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