[:en]Police Arraign Comic Mr Macaroni And 39 Different Lekki Protesters[:]
The police have charged about 40 Lekki Toll Gate protesters earlier than a cell courtroom in Yaba, in line with attorneys concerned within the case.
The protesters, together with comic Debo Macaroni, had been charged on Saturday night for participating in an illustration towards injustice at Lekki Toll Gate, scene of October 20, 2020, killing of protesters by armed Nigerian troopers.
The protesters had been taken to Panti, a police unit infamous for dealing with robust legal circumstances. It was unclear why all of the protesters, who haven’t been accused of any crime, had been taken to the station in central Lagos’ suburb of Yaba.
Two attorneys engaged on the journalist that the protesters had been at the moment being arraigned earlier than a cell courtroom system. They’re anticipated to be launched after getting into their respective pleas earlier than the courtroom, the attorneys mentioned.
The arraignment comes hours after police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu mentioned he had ordered the speedy launch of the suspects.
Widespread condemnation has greeted the arrest of the protesters, with the Nigerian Bar Affiliation reminding the Buhari administration of Nigerians’ elementary rights to free meeting.