The Lagos Police Command has insisted its men will remain at the Lekki toll gate until they get a directive from the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated this today Monday, February 15.
CityNews Nigeria recalls that policemen from the command were deployed to the tollage on Friday, February 12 ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagos protest that was scheduled for Saturday, 13 February 2021.
While organizers of the #DefendLagos cancelled their protest, those with #OccupyLekkiTollGate carried on with theirs as they insist the tollgates must not be reopened. 40 of the protesters including comedian Mr Macaroni were arrested and charged to court.
Speaking this morning, the police spokesperson said the police officers have laid siege to five locations in the state apart from the Lekki Tollgate.
“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.
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’’ he said.