The Lagos State government has urged residents of the State who want to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13 to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads.
Recall that some Nigerians who are aggrieved over the decision of the Lagos Judicial Panel to reopen the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident.
The Lagos state Commissioner for Justice and State’s Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, in a statement released on Thursday, said the State government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens.
He said that furthermore, any individual or corporate body who incites or condones any act leading to the destruction of public and private properties shall be prosecuted under the extant laws and in addition to any penalty the court might pronounce, such person or body will be liable to compensate for any damage which is as a result of the action or inaction of such person or body”.
“The Nigeria Police is equally urged that in responding to any protest, it should respect the rights of the citizen as guaranteed under the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and carry out their duties in accordance with the law”, he stated.