Following the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest that held on Saturday (the 13th of February), the Lagos Police Command has given directives for police officers to remain stationed at the Lekki toll gate until further notice from the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
According to the PPRO and spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi;
“Our policemen are still at the tollgate, it is a deployment and we are working with an operation order and until there is a stand-down order of the operation from the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, the men will still be there.
We have not arrested anyone today, there was no breakdown of law and order, no gathering or procession, everything is normal in the area.
But we are still maintaining our ground there and we have deployment in about five places aside from the Lekki tollgate and our men are still on standby at these strategic places.
We have police deployment in Unity Park, Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ogombo Junction, Adeniran Ogunsanya Junction, among others.”
On the day of the protest, police officers had assaulted, arrested and subsequently released about 40 protesters including popular comedian and influencer, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni.