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End SARS protest: Police deployed to Lekki toll gate (PHOTOS)

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Police in Lagos have put on a show of force at the Lekki toll gate ahead of a planned protest at the location on Saturday.

Led by head of the Rapid Response Squad Yinka Egbeyemi, the policemen also visited Ikoyi, Jakande Roundabout and Eti-Osa areas of the state.

Mr Egbeyemi also led his men to Obalende which on Thursday witnessed unrest as a result of a clash between rival transport unions.

The RRS shared pictures from the exercise on Twitter, stressing that it was done to deter crime as well as boost the morale of the officers in the areas.

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“CSP Yinka Egbeyemi is presently leading a team of police officers on a show of force to Lekki Toll Gate (Admiralty Plaza) Obalende, Ikoyi, Jakande Roundabout, and other areas in Eti Osa as part of efforts to deter crime as well as boost the morale of his officers in the areas,” the post read.

Mobilisers of the planned protest at the toll gate have been calling for support over the decision of the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS related abuses to hand over control of the toll gate to Lekki Concession Company despite the panel’s work not being completed.

The chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi and four others ruled in favour of another application by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

Others were DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Police), Lucas Koyejo (National Human Rights Commission), Segun Awosanya (Segalink) and Oluwatoyin Odusanya (Citizens Right).

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The opposing team were Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), Patience Udoh (Civil society), Rinuola Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi (Youths reps).

On Friday, Oduala stepped down from
the panel. The young activist alleged cover-up.

Another group also planned to hold a counter protest which they termed #DefendLagos

Please Read Also: OccupyLekkiTollGate: No Protest Will Be Allowed – Lagos Police Command Warns

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