Lekki Toll Gate

Armed policemen have arrested some protesters on Saturday at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos.

Police authority called on the organizers of the protest to shelve it and stay away from the tollgate.

The planned protest is in reaction to the decision of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to return control of the Lekki Toll Gate plaza to its owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

The youth argued that the reopening of the tollgate is premature as the investigation into the Lekki shooting incident of October 20, 2020, has not been concluded.

The protest, tagged #OccupyLekkiTollgate, scheduled for Saturday morning, was against the reopening of the tollgate.

Alot of Protesters, including those who claimed to be passersby were arrested at Lekki.

Another group of protesters, who tagged theirs #DefendLagos, had also planned to gather at the same, urging the former group to stay away.

This gave birth to a protest and counter-protest scheduled to hold at Lekki toll gate at 7 a.m. on Saturday.