#OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters faced brute nature of the Nigerian Police today, 13th February 2021 . By 7:50 am some of them were harassed and arrested.
“Why are you after us. We have a right to protest. I could have been crushed by a car as the police were running after me for protesting,” said by a protester who was manhandled and forced into a white Hilux and whisked away by the police to an unknown destination.
The plan to #OccupyLekkiTollGate came after the controversial ruling of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry to reopen the Lekki toll gate.
The panel, headed by Doris Okuwobi, a retired judge, on Saturday ruled in favour of the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, to repossess the toll plaza for repairs and insurance claims.
Reporting on the Lekki Toll Gate protest, Journalist Kemi Olunloyo said the protest has been thwarted by the police. Read her words below :
“8:09amFlag of Nigeria Returned home from the scene of #LekkiMassacre
with my Uber. Met many media colleagues & police that knew me. #Lekkitollgate protest #OccupyLekkiTollGate has been thwarted by
, Activists arrested, Journalists harassed. The constitution is INVALID Double exclamation markNo Rights”
Source : News Mail Nigeria