The Lagos State Police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has on Thursday made a declaration that “No protest will hold at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday, February 13, 2020.”
Recall the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate, last Saturday decided to hand over the tollgate back to its operators, Lekki Concession Company, after forensic experts submitted their report on the October 20, 2020 incident.
Hence the move by the management, Lekki Concession Company of the Lekki toll gate plan re-opening.
Subsequently, hashtags such as #OccupyLekkiTollgate and counter-protest hashtags such as #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornYourPapaWell trended online. Both protests are slated for Saturday.
The Commissioner of Police has however kicked against any move. The Police boss said, “Allowing both groups to carry out their planned protests will be counter-productive.
“No protest in any guise will be allowed to take place on Saturday 13th February 2021.”