Popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, who was arrested earlier today at the Lekki toll gate, was seen being assaulted by some police officers inside Danfo bus.
The comedian in a video could be seen in the midst of other protesters arrested by the Police – they were al jam-packed inside the bus in a dehumanizing condition
The comedian joined other protesters at the tollgate to express his dissatisfaction with the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry allowing the Lekki Concession Company to reopen the Lekki tollgate on Saturday.
Adebayo was arrested after the police told him, “we don’t want you here”.
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In another clip, he could be seen inside a police van alongside other protesters. The live video was, however, halted as security operatives collected his phone and that of others.
“So they are collecting our phones right now. We are not fighting them,” he said in another clip.
Last week, some citizens on social media called for a demonstration after the judicial panel established by the Lagos state government to probe police brutality and human rights abuses gave the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) the approval to reopen the tollgate.
But Hakeem Odumosu, the state commissioner of police, had warned against the protest, vowing to deal with anyone caught involving in such demonstration.