Nigeria Police Force has deployed its operatives to Lekki toll gate ahead of planned End SARS protest on Saturday.
The development was confirmed by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command.
“CSP Yinka Egbeyemi is presently leading a team of police officers on a show of force to Lekki Toll Gate (Admiralty Plaza) Obalende, Ikoyi, Jakande Roundabout, and other areas in Eti Osa”, RRS tweeted Friday night.
The Police department said this was “part of efforts to deter crime as well as boost the morale of his officers in the areas”.
Two opposing camps – #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagosare planning separate protests on Saturday.
Nigerians had earlier threatened to embark on protest following the decision of 9-member of the Lagos Panel of Inquiry to reopening the toll plaza.
The chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi and four others ruled in favour of another application by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Others were DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Police), Lucas Koyejo (National Human Rights Commission), Segun Awosanya (Segalink) and Oluwatoyin Odusanya (Citizens Right).
The opposing team were Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), Patience Udoh (Civil society), Rinuola Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi (Youths reps).
On Friday, Oduala stepped down from the panel. The young activist alleged cover-up.