#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Police Charge Mr Macaroni, 39 Others Following Lagos CP’s Order For Their Release


#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Police Arraign Mr Macaroni, 39 OthersLagos state police command have reportedly charged about 40 Lekki Toll Gate protesters before a mobile court in Yaba, according to lawyers involved in the case.

The protesters, including entertainer Mr. Macaroni, were arrested on Saturday morning for taking part in a demonstration against injustice at Lekki Toll Gate, scene of October 20, 2020, killing of protesters by armed Nigerian soldiers.

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The protesters were taken to Panti, a police unit notorious for handling tough criminal cases.

They charged with breaking the 50-person COVID gathering limits and breaking order not to protest as they have been earlier warned.

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According to Peoples Gazette, two lawyers working on the matter said the protesters were arraigned before a mobile court system.

They are expected to be released after entering their respective pleas before the court, the lawyers said.

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The arraignment comes hours after police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu said he had ordered the immediate release of the suspects.

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