Agents from the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two protesters at the Lekki tollbooth, where the #EndSARS commemorative protest is scheduled in the state today One of the detainees claimed to be a journalist, while the other was seen carrying a banner Police had reportedly warned that anyone found at the tollbooth without an identification card would be arrested.
The arrested journalist told reporters that he works with LegitTV and that his phone, driver’s license, and other documents were taken from him Speaking from a Lagos State Task Force van where he was detained by the police, the journalist who identified himself as Abisola stated that he lost his identification card in transit Approximately 30 police trucks and armed personnel are currently at the tollbooth to enforce the protest ban issued by the police command.
Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate The police in Lagos state have reportedly arrested two persons at the Lekki tollgate as Nigerians plan to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the October 20 EndSARS protest that turned bloody.
One of those arrested claimed he was a journalist while the other person stormed the tollgate with a placard with the intention to stage a protest. The two persons are currently in police black maria vans.
The state police command released a statement on Tuesday warning residents of the state against staging any street protest. According to the statement, only indoor and virtual events will be allowed.