In what appears to be a show of force, men of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command have taken over the Lekki Toll Gate ahead of Saturday’s ‘million-man’ march for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The police officers who were deployed with various armoured vehicles and anti-riot equipment were seen, in their numbers, at the toll gate on Friday.
The Lekki toll gate was the point of convergence for ENDSARS protesters in 2020.
Events of 20th October 2020 when security operatives opened fire on innocent protesters further made the toll gate a symbol of resistance for Nigerian youths.
THE WHISTLER reported how a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos barred the Labour Party and its supporters from converging at the toll gate.
Justice Daniel Osiagor held that while Obidents can pass through Lekki Toll Gate they must not assemble there.
He also ordered that the Obidients can hold the rally at Lekki, Festac, Ikeja and Surulere and should be given police protection.