No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos CP Asserts


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has asserted that no protest will be allowed to hold at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday, February 13.

Recall that on Tuesday, February 9, some Nigerians using the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollgate announced plans to stage fresh protests over plans to reopen the tollgate.

Meanwhile, the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry had on Saturday, February 6 gave permission to the Lekki Concession Company LCC to take over the tollgates that have been shut since October 2020 after the gunshot incident that reportedly left some EndSARS protesters dead and injured.

While the #OccupyLekkiTollgate proponents were making plans for their protests, another group using the hashtag #DefendLagos announced plans to hold a counter-protest at the same Lekki tollgate.

In reaction to the development, Odumosu said to newsmen that no group would be allowed to hold any protest come Saturday, February 13.

“Allowing both groups to carry out their planned protests will be counter-productive. No protest in any guise will be allowed to take place on Saturday 13th February 2021.” he stated.