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Reactions as Mr Macaroni alleges policeman threatened him with death after #OccupyLekki arrest

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Blended reactions are trailing a Twitter publish by widespread comic, Debo Adebayo a.okay.a Mr Macaroni, the place he alleged policemen took turns beating him after his arrest in the course of the #OcuppyLekkiTollGate protest.

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The comic, who frolicked in police custody for collaborating within the protest, alleged {that a} policeman mentioned he would have killed him however however “individuals would ask about” him.

WuzupNigerua reported that at the least 40 #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters, together with Macaroni, have been arrested two months in the past for staging a protest in opposition to the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate to demand justice for the victims of the October 20, 2020 incident that allegedly claimed the lives of 12 protesters, leaving others injured.

The #OccupyLekkiTollgate march, a sequel to the #EndSARS protest, was knowledgeable by the choice of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to permit the Lekki Concession Firm to reopen the Lekki tollgate after about 4 months of investigating the Lekki shootings.

The #EndSARS protests had unfold throughout the nation in October 2020 to register the youths’ grievances in opposition to the alleged atrocities of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad of the Nigeria Police Pressure.

The protest, which gained large worldwide consideration, got here to a halt on October 20, 2020, when closely armed troopers allegedly shot protesters on the Lekki tollgate.

In a tweet on Sunday, Macaroni wrote, “Once I was at Adeniji police station, the cops took turns to beat me up. They have been even calling themselves to come back and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’.

“They mentioned in my life when subsequent I hear police, I’ll run! One mentioned if not that folks would ask about me, he would have killed me.”

Reacting, one @TeddyReign doubted Mr. Macaroni’s claims. He mentioned, “be calming down whereas lieing an, they beat you flip by flip but no harm, make una de worry god ooo.”

However one other consumer, @Oluomoofderby is of the opinion that “Except Nigerian residents get up and put a cease to this insanity in our society, Nigerians will carry on residing like slaves. In different nations, a police officer can’t even slap you. It’s not possible.

@OBA__WEALTH, “You’ve mentioned this earlier than already! Take motion and cease telling us tales… everyone knows this police brutality is certainly not going to cease so why can’t all of us simply keep protected! Ask your self why are you the one know celeb who got here out that day? What occurred to others?”

In the meantime, @femcotezCares sympathised with Macaroni by saying, “Take coronary heart bro. God will heal you full n restore all you’ve misplaced in Jesus identify.”

“I don’t imagine you joor! You don begin once more… If you need recognition the extra in Nigeria, simply begin forming activist. Do what you do greatest. Comedy skits. Go away authorities alone, one other consumer, @realozigi added.

@Seed_ola nonetheless feels that “Till authorities begin working public places of work like “an establishment” & not their prolonged household home, this factor known as democracy will proceed to elude this nation. Democracy is a system however they turned it into household affair. God is your wings brother. Ooin you’re doing effectively.”

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