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Policemen To Remain At Lekki Tollgate Until Further Notice – Lagos Police Command

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Lagos Police Command has revealed that its officers will remain stationed at Lekki toll gate until further directives are given.

Spokesperson of state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated this today Monday, February 15.

It would be recalled that there was a crackdown on #OcuppyLekkiTollgate protesters at toll plaza on Saturday, during which about 40 persons.

On Friday, Lagos police command deployed officers to the tollage ahead of the protest that was scheduled for Saturday.

The protesters were campaigning against the decision of Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry to return the tollgate to Lekki Concession Company.

The arrested persons, including popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, aka Mr Macaroni, were said to have been granted bail after the police arraigned them at a mobile court sitting at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba.

Speaking this morning, the police spokesperson said the police officers have laid siege to five locations in the state apart from Lekki Tollgate.

He stated;

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.

Adejobi added;

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.

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