UPDATE: Lagos Policemen Whisk Away Arrested Journalist, #EndSARS Protesters To Unknown Location
Two of the police vans stationed at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, wherein some protesters and a journalist were detained, have left for an undisclosed location.
A journalist with Legit NG simply identified as Abimbola was arrested on Wednesday morning alongside other protesters who were wrapped in white clothing.
The detainees however spoke to journalists while in the police vehicle.
This reportedly infuriated the officers as they drove off the van to an undisclosed location.
Two other protesters have also been arrested and both attested to having been hit by the officers while speaking with journalists.
From a video shared, Abimbola was dragged by his belt to the police van parked nearby.
He confirmed to his colleagues that he had misplaced his Identity card in transit but had his car parked somewhere around with a driver’s licence in it.
Abimbola also alleged that the officers hit him inside their van.
The police had warned that anyone coming to the Lekki tollgate must come with a form of identification.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday said the command would deploy all legitimate means to stop or neutralise the planned protests to mark #EndSARS anniversary.
Odumosu, in a statement issued by the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, had said the attention of the command had been drawn to a post being circulated on the social media insinuating that the police in Lagos had agreed to allow street protests in commemoration of the one year EndSARS anniversary on 20th October, 2021.