The Police have released and deployed several teams of operatives along the Lekki corridor ahead of Saturday’s planned and arranged EndSARS protests at the toll gate.
Police officers deployed to Lekki Toll Gate ahead of protests.
The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command confirmed this deployment of police officers to the location of what is shaping up to be an epic event.
The Police department said this was “part of efforts to deter crime as well as boost the morale of his officers in the areas”.
The #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagos factions have both planned to protest and counter-protest on Saturday at the same venue and at the same time.
The arrangements for Saturday’s protest began after the 9-member of the Lagos Panel of Inquiry approved the Lekki toll plaza’s reopening.
The chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi and four others ruled in favour of another application by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Others were DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Police), Lucas Koyejo (National Human Rights Commission), Segun Awosanya (Segalink) and Oluwatoyin Odusanya (Citizens Right).
Those on the opposition were Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), Patience Udoh (Civil society), Rinuola Oduala and Temitope Majekodunmi (Youths reps).
It is yet to be known whether the presence of the police officers at the toll gate now will influence the protests in any way.