#Lekkitollgate: Mr Macaroni, other protesters granted bail

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ACE Comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as ‘Mr Macaroni’ and 39 other protesters have been granted bail.

This was confirmed in a viral video on Saturday.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi who gave out the information, said they were arrested for breach of peace and violation of Covid-19 protocols.

“The command has arrested forty (40) suspects at Lekki Toll Gate plaza, Lagos State, on Saturday 13th February, 2021, for conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and violation of COVID-19 protocols,” he said.

“The suspects had gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza creating tension and behaving in such a manner that could cause breach of public peace without due regard for COVID-19 protocols major of which are use of nose masks and social distancing.

“The command has, however, arraigned the suspects today to the mobile court at Panti, Yaba accordingly but were however granted bail by the court. They will appear in court on the next date of adjournment, 2nd March, 2021, with the certificate of COVID-19 test.

“The command therefore assured the general public that it will always discharge its statutory duties as expected within the ambit of the law, while appealing to Lagosians to be law-abiding and go about their lawful businesses.”

Mr Macaroni and the other protesters were arrested on Saturday for protesting at the Lekki toll gate.

The protest was held to show displeasure with the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry allowing the Lekki Concession Company to reopen the Lekki tollgate.

A graduate of Redeemers University, Ede, Mr Macaroni had learnt his voice and rallied with #EndSARS protesters against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria in October 2020.

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