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TRENDING: Nigerian youths plan #OccuppyLekkiTollGate to protest reopening

TRENDING: Nigerian youths plan #OccuppyLekkiTollGate to protest reopening
February 08
15:10 2021

Some Nigerian youths on Twitter are calling for a protest against the reopening of the Lekki tollgate.

Operations at the tollgate were suspended after the shooting of #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.

But on Saturday, the judicial panel established by the Lagos state government to probe police brutality and human rights abuses granted the prayers of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the operators, by approving the reopening of the tollgate.

Five of the nine-member panel had voted to return the control of the tollgate to the LCC.

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Doris Okuwobi, a retire judge heading the panel, said insurers can commence assessment of the damage at the facility, renovate and resume its business as “no party has shown evidence of any further need to investigate” the tollgate.

The decision has generated reactions from Nigerian youths on social media, with many expressing their displeasure with the ruling and demanding justice for the victims of the #EndSARS protests.

The youth representatives on the judicial panel had also disagreed with the decision, saying their views were not reflected.

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They demanded that the Lekki toll gate remain shut and under the purview of the panel until full investigations and hearings are concluded.

To show their displeasure, the protesters are calling for a demonstration–#OccupyLekkiTollGate– to be held on Saturday.

Below are some Nigerians, including Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, showing their support for the protest.

 

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