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7th March 2021
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Lekki Tollgate: Police Arrest 30 Peaceful Protesters

Lekki Tollgate: Police Arrest 30 Peaceful Protesters
Lekki Tollgate: Police Arrest 30 Peaceful Protesters

Police arrest 30 peaceful protesters, including passersby, at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday.

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, who were deployed to the location since Friday, were seen chasing and arresting anyone they considered a protester.

Those arrested were alleged to be members of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate and #ENDSARS groups who vowed to protest in spite of warnings by the Lagos State and Federal Governments.

The tollgate was occupied by journalists and security operatives with no protesters in sight.

Earlier, some of the policemen were seen chasing a young man, who was walking towards Lekki.

As soon as they caught him, he was thrown into a waiting Black Maria.

Some of the arrested suspects denied being protesters, insisting they were just going about their businesses when they were picked up.

Disturbed at the way the policemen were chasing and arresting random people, some of the journalists approached the senior officers on the ground and were assured those who could identify themselves or explain why they were around the area would be released.

At the time of this report, more police deployments have been sent at the Lekki and Ikoyi Tollgates while a vigorous convoy patrol is being carried out across the state.

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