A journalist and another protester have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command at the Lekki tollgate where the #EndSARS Memorial Protest is scheduled to be held in the state today.
According to multiple media reports, the said journalist said he works with LegitTV and that his phone, driver’s license and other documents were taken away from him.
One of the arrested protesters was seen carrying a placard in memorial of the EndSARS protest that took place in Oct. last year before being whisked away by police officers.
The other was seen being harassed while being interviewed by newsmen before subsequently been arrested by police operatives.
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The police had reportedly warned that anyone seen at the tollgate without an ID card will be arrested.
The arrested journalist, while speaking to newsmen from a Lagos State Task Force van where he was kept by the police, identified himself as Abisola and stated that he lost his ID card in transit.
About 30 police trucks and armed personnel are currently at the tollgate to enforce a ban on protests issued by the police command.
Meanwhile, a car procession is currently going on at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos in memory of the #EndSARS protests of last year despite a ban on protests in Lagos and the heavy presence of armed police personnel.
The Lekki toll gate was the epicentre of the protests in Lagos where many youths gathered day and night to air their grievances against police brutality and bad governance.
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