No fewer than 10 protesters have been arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate.
One of the coordinators of the protest, Kunle Ajayi told newsmen that the protesters who were arrested on Saturday morning were detained in a black maria and are about to be taken to an unknown location.
“Police have just arrested 10 protesters – Four ladies and six guys. They were beaten mercilessly and injured,” he said.
In a video trending on Twitter, one of the arrested protesters said: “We have been arrested. Over ten of us. We are kept in a black maria stationed at the toll gate now.”
The Federal Government and the Police had earlier warned youths who planned to protest at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday to have a rethink and shelve the protests.
But the youths, under the aegis of #EndSARS Season 2 and #OccupyLekkiTollgate, vowed to defy the government’s order.
But the other group against the protest, #DefendLagos withdrew, noting that it was in accordance with the government’s directives that no protest should hold.
The #EndSARS Season 2 and #OccupyLekkiTollgate said their action was informed by the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry against Police brutality to allow the Lekki Concession Company to reopen the Lekki tollgate.