Tollgate reopening: Youths threaten fresh protests

February 8, 2021
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Tollgate reopening Protests: Some Nigerian youths have threatened to carry out a protest at the Lekki tollgate over plans by the Lagos state government to reopen it for operations.

The PUNCH gathered that they have mobilized on social media with #RevolutionNow

and #OccupyLekkiTollGate, with the matter trending as number one and three on Twitter.

As of 11 am, some youths shared Display Pictures and banners to create awareness about the protest.

Information on the posters showed that they plan the protest to start at 7 am on Saturday, February 13, 2020.

Some posters have inscriptions such as “No justice, no reopening”, and “Occupy Lekki tollgate” among others.

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.

The four members who faulted the forensic report also rejected the application by the Lekki Concession Company,

operator of the Lekki tollgate, to take possession of the facility, which had been shut down since the probe of the shootings started.

The four members who rejected the forensic report are the two representatives of the civil society –

Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) and Ms. Patience Udoh; and the two youth representatives on the panel – Rinu Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi.

But the chairperson of the panel, retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, and four other members of the panel acceded to LCC’s request to repossess the tollgate.

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