- Lagos police said it will not allow any violent protest at the Lekki toll gate
- The command's head, Hakeem Odumosu, said intelligence has revealed there is a hidden agenda by some protesters
- Some Nigerian youths have vowed to #OcuppyLekkiTollGate following the decision to reopen the toll gate
Ahead of the OcuppyLekkiTollGate protest scheduled for Saturday, February 13, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said it will not allow any form of demonstration that will again lead to the destruction of properties and government assets.
Hakeem Odumosun, Lagos state commissioner of police, issued this warning during a press conference in Ikeja on Thursday, February 11.
Legit.ng recalls that the Lagos judiciary panel looking into the cases of police brutality had ordered the opening of the Lekki toll.
This is coming five months after it was closed following a controversial clampdown on protesters by the men of the Nigerian Army and other security forces.
The decision, however, angered the youths who insisted that justice must be passed before the toll gate is reopened by the government.
Nigerian youths have since threatened a second wave of the #ENDSARS protest with #OcuppyLekkiTollGate trending on Twitter.
But in a counter-move, a different group of youths promised to prevent another demonstration, vowing to give everything to #DefendLagos.
With just hours to the protest, Lagos police commissioner said the protest will not be allowed due to the present security situation in the state and aftermath of the first EndSARS protest which the government is still battling with.
Odumosu said the command has gathered intelligence that there are some "hidden agenda" behind the protest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa blasted the ruling directing the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to repossess the Lekki tollgate.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who is also a member of the Lagos state judicial panel, described it as hasty and premature. The ruling was made by Doris Okuwobi, a retired judge heading the panel.
According to the judge, insurers can commence assessment of the damage at the facility, renovate and resume its business.
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