#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians Plan Another Protest Against Reopening Of Tollgate


#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians Plan Another Protest Over Reopening Of TollgateNigerians have resolved to protest against the ruling of Lagos State Judicial Panel which permitted Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the tollgate.

It would be recalled that toll plaza was shut down after several persons were gunned down on October 20, 2020 by some persons believed to be soldiers and policemen during #EndSARS protest in Lagos state.

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Permission to repossess the tollgate has now been given following months of sessions by Lagos judicial panel, a committee established to investigate cases of police brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the State.

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However, Lagos panel was divided over the decision as five of nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday, while four others, including two youth representatives opposed to reopening.

Irked by the decision of the panel, a protest has now been scheduled to hold by 7:00am on February 13 at Lekki tollgate.

Many Nigerians on social media, supporting the planned protest, stated that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of Lekki shooting.

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Tweeting in support of the protest, Omoyele Sowore, said the tollgate must remain shut until the perpetrators of the killings are brought to justice.

He added;

Social media influencer, Ayemojubar, who also tweeted in support of the protest, referenced a quote by Emiliano Zapata, main leader of the peasant revolution in Mexican state of Morelos between 1910 and 1920.

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Other Nigerians have also taken to social media to express their backing for the protest.

See some comments from Twitter users below;

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