Police arrest a comedian, Mr. Macaroni, at a toll collection point in Lekki, and confiscate demonstrators’ phones.
Debo Adebayo, the famous comedian also known as Mr. Macaroni, was arrested by the police at the toll collection point in Lecchi.
The comedian joined other protesters in the booth to voice his dissatisfaction with the Lagos State Judicial Investigation Commission, allowing the Lekki concession company to reopen the Lekki toll collection point on Saturday.
Adebayo was arrested after the police told him, “We don’t need you here.”
On Live Instagram, before his phone and the phones of other arrested protesters were seized, the comedian complained that “Lekki is under military rule.”
He said, “Do you think opening a toll station will be the next course of action? If you do not do this today, we will not have the right to be here.
“It would be disrespectful to say that you want to reopen this fare. Do you spit on the graves of the dead?
“Do we have a military regime? We also have a right to be heard. We have the right to peaceful protest. “
Another protester, Joseph Say, said: “I am an artist. I’m not a criminal. I came here to protest. That’s my right. Protesting is not a crime. Why is the government treating young people this way? “
PUNCH reports that at least 23 protesters were arrested during an ongoing protest outside the Lecchi toll station on Saturday.
The federal government and police have previously warned young people who intended to protest Saturday (today) at the Lecchi toll station to rethink and reject the protests.
But young Nigerians under the auspices of #EndSARS Season 2 and #OccupyLekkiTollgate have vowed to challenge the government order.
Another group, #DefendLagos, pulled out of the protest, noting that no protests should be held in accordance with government directives.
In the second season, #EndSARS and #OccupyLekkiTollgate stated that their actions were based on the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Commission, which authorized the Lekki concession company to reopen the toll collection point in Lekki.