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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Mr Macaroni, other protesters arraigned



Popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has been arraigned before a mobile court, has learnt.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this on Saturday evening..

“He (Mr Macaroni) and others have been arraigned before a mobile court. I will release a statement on it shortly,” he said in a phone interview.

Mr Macaroni was arrested on Saturday for protesting at the Lekki toll gate where he demanded that justice be served to the victims of the October 20 2020 #EndSARS protest at the toll plaza.

He and 30 other #OccupyLekkiTollgate campaigners were arrested and detained by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command.

Many civil rights organisation including Amnesty International have demanded the release of Mr Macaroni and the other detained protesters.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project had called for the release of all arrested protesters, adding that it will pursue legal actions if the arrested protesters are not immediately and unconditionally released.