#OccupyLekkiTollgate protest: Police officers allegedly attempt to arrest two Nigerian ladies for speaking against the police

A Twitter users has narrated how she and her friend was almost arrested in Lagos for allegedly insulting the police.

According to the lady, she and her friend was discussing the Lekki protest inside a bus but didn’t know that an officer was listening to their conversation.

On getting to their bus top, the police officer attempted to harass the ladies as he claimed that the ladies were insulting the police.

Sharing her story on Twitter, the lady wrote;

‘This happened today, a police officer said we were insulting him earlier this evening because we were talking about the protests and how @mrmacaronii and others have been treated badly by the @PoliceNG.

We didn’t even realize he was on the same bus till my friend got down and he Held her and said we would have to come down and follow him to the station for just talking (since when did they take away our freedom of speech?) This man called other police officers standing at the Maryland busstop and they all came around to further harass us.

He was going to break my phone so I stopped recording, nd we literally had 2 apologize for talking. In Nigeria, we had to apologize for just talking about the #EndSARS and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria protest, we were not even actively involved o. May God strengthen all Nigerians.

I’m sorry I didn’t mention earlier that the bystanders were actually the ones who started begging all the police officers on our behalf and also stopped them from taking the 3 of us to the cell tonight. Also they were more than 10 officers there..he wasn’t alone.”

She also shared video from the incident. Watch the video below.

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