Aruga Joe Omokaro, Lagos
Police in Lagos have reportedly arrested a journalist with Legit TV and others, as protesters storm Lekki Tollgate to mark the one-year memorial of EndSARS
The reporter who is simply identified as Abimbola was reportedly arrested and whisked away with some protesters by the police operatives
Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu neither denied nor confirmed the arrest of the journalist.
In a chat with The SUPREME on WhatsApp, Odumosu said, “I will find out ” but he didn’t get back at the time of filing this story.
The EndSARS which was peaceful in most parts of Nigeria against police brutality became bloody at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State where some Nigerian youths were gunned down by some security operatives on October 20, 2020.
CP Odumosu had yesterday warned against the memorial protest scheduled for today. But some activists and others stormed the area this morning.
The Lagos Police boss who anticipated that his warning could b flouted deployed plain-clothes armed policemen to Lekki Tollgate, Victoria Island and Ikoyi since last night.
It was learnt that the journalist was picked after failing to present his identity card. In a live video on Facebook.