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JUST IN: Court strikes out charges against Mr Macaroni, 39 other #OccupyLekki demonstrators


Mr Macaroni, #OccupyLekki, Eti-Osa Bar Forum

A mobile court sitting in Bolade, Oshodi area of Lagos has struck out the charges against the 40 apprehended protesters during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate demonstration on February 13, 2021.

According to the prosecutor, the Attorney General of Lagos State has directed the withdrawal of the charges against the 40 protesters and the charges were struck out accordingly by the Court.

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Barrister Adesina Ogunlana leading Ayo Ademiluyi (Secretary of Eti-Osa Bar Forum in personal capacity), Victoria Awobusuyi, and Tayo Odusanya who appeared as Defence Counsel for the 40 demonstrators warmly appreciated the Court for striking out the charges.

Ademiluyi said the Eti-Osa Bar Forum is set to work with allied forces to continue opposition against the repossession of the Lekki Toll Gates by the Lekki Concession Company by all means within the bounds of the law

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The 40 demonstrators were arrested in the early hours of February 13 for protesting peacefully against the reopening of Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

Consequently, they were charged for failing to comply with the quarantine law, breach of the public peace, and harassment.

The protesters were identified as comedian Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni, Answer Harrison, Adekanbi Kayode, Yemi Orungbamila, Anjorin Joseph, Paul Terkuma, Dayo Keshinro, Belema Briggs, Olanrewaju Olonta and 29 others.

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