Tag: Protesters

“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[Read More…]

In Abuja, Police shot teargas to disperse protesters #June12thProtest

The police on Saturday shot teargas to disperse protesters in the Gudu area of Abuja and Ojota area of Lagos as the country marked Democracy Day on June 12. The protesters had earlier blocked the Gudu Junction to protest the state of the nation. The protesters in Gudu had turned[Read More…]

#OccupyLekki: Governor Sanwo-Olu never directed any police officer to brutalise protester says commissioner

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed to ensure that police officers who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters on Saturday are brought to book. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company. The commissioner explained that Sanwo-Olu never[Read More…]

#OccupyLekki: Police to investigate harassment of protesters

The Lagos State Police Command has condemned the molestation of the OccupyLekki protesters and disclosed that it will investigate the molestation of the protesters. The police disclosed this on Sunday through a statement authored by the spokesperson of the Lagos police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi. On Saturday, a second wave of the[Read More…]

Mr. Macaroni has recounted his experience with the Nigerian Police after he was arrested

Debo Adebayo better known as Mr. Macaroni has recounted his experience with the Nigerian Police after he was arrested along with other protesters over an attempt to protest the reopening of the Lekki tollgate. Adebayo who was also very active during the #EndSARS campaign in October of 2020 said in[Read More…]

PDP slams Sanwo-Olu for “shameful humiliation” and trial of the #OccupyLekki protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has branded the arrest, humiliation and trial of the #OccupyLekki protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate as shameful. PDP said through a statement by its Lagos State Chairman, Adedeji Doherty that the government’s forceful approach on Saturday shows that the government is more concerned about[Read More…]

Breaking: More Protesters Storm Lekki Tollgate in defiance of the Nigerian Police #OccupyLekkiTollGate #EndSARS

More protesters have been arrested at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos where some young persons were picked up earlier in the day. The police had arrested over 23 persons who converged on the tollgate to protest the repossession of the facility by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). Popular entertainer and[Read More…]

“SanwoOlu, tell your boys to prepare more Black Marias” – Rinu Oduala, an #EndSARS protest promoter

Rinu Oduala, an #EndSARS protest promoter, has vowed not to stop demanding for justice for the victims of police brutality and casualties of the #LekkiMassacre.  More protesters arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate were Saturday taken away from the scene in a Lekki Concession Company Black Maria, as armed policemen[Read More…]

Breaking: Federal High court orders CBN to unfreeze accounts of #EndSARS protesters

A federal high court in Abuja has Wednesday, asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze the bank accounts of 20  #EndSARS protesters. Ahmed Mohammed, the judge, gave the order on Wednesday after counsel to the CBN and the legal representative of the protesters agreed to settle out of[Read More…]

Nigerian Army admits using live bullets at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza #EndSARS

The Nigerian Army has admitted that it took live and blank bullets to the Lekki tollgate in Lagos – the venue where #EndSARS protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against police brutality. A representative of the army, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, stated this on Saturday when he appeared before the Judicial[Read More…]