POLICE TO PROBE MALTREATMENT OF LEKKI TOLLGATE PROTESTERS

Written by on February 15, 2021

LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER HAKEEM ODUMOSU HAS CONDEMNED THE MALTREATMENT METED OUT TO 40 PERSONS ARRESTED FOR THEIR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN #OCCUPYLEKKITOLLGATE PROTEST ON SATURDAY.

THE SUSPECTS, INCLUDING POPULAR COMEDIAN DEBO ADEBAYO (MR. MACARONI), WERE ARRESTED SEPARATELY AND ALLEGEDLY STRIPPED OF THEIR CLOTHING, BEATEN AND SANDWICHED IN A VAN BY POLICEMEN WHO TAUNTED THEM BEFORE THEY WERE EVENTUALLY CHARGED TO COURT.

IMAGES OF THE ILL-TREATMENT, WHICH SURFACED ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA, GENERATED WIDE CRITICISMS AGAINST THE POLICE.

MANY NIGERIANS WONDERED WHY THE PROTESTERS WERE TREATED LIKE CRIMINALS.

REACTING TO THE FOOTAGES, ODUMOSU, IN A STATEMENT BY THE COMMAND’S SPOKESMAN OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, ORDERED IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE CULPRITS.


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