Members of the #EndSARS movement have fixed Saturday, February 13, to “occupy” the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza in a bid to stop its planned reopening by the Lagos State Government.
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS had approved the reopening of the toll gate which had been shut down since October, 2020.
The hashtag “#OccupyLekkiTollGate” is currently trending at number one following the panel’s approval of reopening of the toll gate.
The panel, which has been investigating reports of rights abuses by former Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), begun its public hearing on October 27, 2020 – seven days after the alleged shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.
Justice Doris Okuwobi, who chairs the panel, gave the Lekki Concession Company Ltd the go ahead to resume tolling at the plaza.
But the ruling, which Okuwobi delivered on Saturday, was objected to by the two youths’ representatives of the panel: Temitope Majekodunmi and Rinuola Oduola.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa and Patience Udoh, both representing the civil society, also objected to the move.
Some Nigerians and members of the #EndSARS movement, on Monday, took to Twitter to reject the panel’s approval, while also flooding the microblogging platform with plyers of their plan to occupy the toll gate from 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Bellow are some of the Twitter reactions: