#OccupyLekki: Police arrest popular comedian, Debo Macaroni, others

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Policemen attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences on Saturday arrested a group of protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos.

AM by them was a popular comedian, Debo Macaroni aka Mr. Macaroni.

The 10 protesters under the aegis of #OccupyLagos had defied the heavy presence of policemen to carry out their action.

They are demanding the permanent closure of the tollgate over the killings of protesters at the tollgate by soldiers on October 20, 2020.

Their arrest provoked shock and outrage as the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu had on Friday said nobody would be arrested.

The protest followed the order by the state’s judicial panel on SARS for the reopening of the tollgate, which had remained shut since October 20.

The order drew much anger at the panel, resulting in the declaration of a protest.

 

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