The Nigeria Police has disclosed why popular comedian Debo Adebayo, professionally known as Mr Macaroni and 39 others were arrested on Saturday at the Lekki toll gate.
The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement released on Saturday, noted that the protesters were arrested for conspiracy, and violation of COVID-19 protocols.
According to him, the suspects gathered at Lekki tollgate to cause tension, thereby behaving in a manner to breach peace of the state.
“The suspects had gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza creating tension and behaving in such a manner that could cause breach of public peace without due regard for COVID-19 protocols major of which are use of nose masks and social distancing.”
“The suspects were later arraigned at Panti mobile court where they were granted bail.
“The command has arraigned the suspects at the mobile court at Panti, Yaba accordingly but were however granted bail by the court.
“They are to appear in court on the next date of adjournment, 2nd March, 2021, with the certificate of coronavirus test.
“The command urged Lagosians to be law-abiding while they go about their lawful businesses,” the statement added.
Recall Mr Macaroni and the other protesters were arrested on Saturday for protesting at the Lekki toll gate.
They were, however, granted bail on Saturday evening after out cry from Nigerians and the international scene about their arrest.