“I will not be a prisoner in my own country” – Comedian Mr Macaroni joins protesters in Lagos
Popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has joined protesters at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area, the venue of the June 12 protest in Lagos State.
In a series of tweets Saturday, while at the protest, he wrote, “I have received so many threats from strange contacts!! They have also sent different people to me telling me I must not step out!! I have everything on record!! I will not be a prisoner in my own country!! We deserve better!!!”.
He said, the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu sits idle while peaceful protesters are being killed, oppressed and dehumanized in his State.
The Comedian who was arrested during the ENDSARS Protest when the lekki toll gate was being reopened recalled, “It happened during the #EndSARSProtest , it happened again during the #LekkitollgateProtests now it is happening during #June12thProtest“.
He wrote, “The Governor is the chief Security officer of his state!!! It is a shame that @jidesanwoolu can’t even protect Lagosians. Lives were lost during the EndSars Protest. I and 36 others were dehumanized during the Lekki Toll protests. The Police is already brutalizing people today”.
The protesters had earlier been dispersed by the police who fired tear gas canisters at them and also fired gunshots in the air.
Debo wrote, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu “it is your duty to ensure that no peaceful protester dies today! Lagosians are under your watch. What happened during the #EndSARSProtest must not happen again. They are already beating up peaceful protesters. #June12thProtest“
The protesters, however, converged again in front of a motor park approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation with placards, chanting “Buhari must go” and demanding good governance and end to insecurity in the country.
Addressing journalists, Mr Macaroni wondered why the President Muhammadu Buhari who contested presidential elections at least four times before he got to power, is the same person causing pains to Nigerians.
In February 2021, Mr Macaroni was arrested for protesting at the Lekki toll gate where he demanded that justice be served to the victims of the October 20 2020 #EndSARS protest at the toll plaza.”