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YOUTHS THREATEN FRESH PROTEST AT LEKKI TOLLGATE

04/02/21
05:02
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SOME YOUTHS HAVE THREATENED TO HOLD A FRESH PROTEST AT THE LEKKI TOLLGATE OVER PLANS TO REOPEN IT FOR OPERATIONS. REPORTS GATHERED THAT THEY HAVE BEGUN TO MOBILISE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH #REVOLUTIONNOW AND #OCCUPYLEKKITOLLGATE, WITH THE MATTER TRENDING AS NUMBER ONE AND THREE ON TWITTER. AS OF 11 AM, SOME OF THE YOUTHS SHARED DISPLAY PICTURES AND BANNERS TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT THE PROTEST. INFORMATION ON THE POSTERS SHOWED THAT THE PROTEST IS PLANNED TO START AT 7 AM ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020. SOME OF THE POSTERS HAVE INSCRIPTIONS SUCH AS NO JUSTICE, NO REOPENING, AND OCCUPY LEKKI TOLLGATE AMONG OTHERS. IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE LAGOS STATE JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY PROBING THE ALLEGED KILLING OF #ENDSARS PROTESTERS BY SOLDIERS AT THE LEKKI TOLLGATE HAD, ON SATURDAY, APPROVED THE REOPENING OF THE TOLLGATE. HOWEVER, FOUR OUT OF THE NINE MEMBERS OF THE PANEL FAULTED THE REPORT OF THE FORENSIC EXPERTS HIRED TO COMB THE SCENE FOR EVIDENCE. BUT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PANEL, RETIRED JUSTICE DORIS OKUWOBI, AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PANEL ACCEDED TO LCCS REQUEST TO REPOSSESS THE TOLLGATE.

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