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Breaking :A great relief for Mr Macaroni and Lekki Tollgate protesters as court grants them bail.

 

A Nigerian comedian, Mr Macaroni, who was arrested on Saturday, February 13 after taking part in a protest at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state, has been granted relief by the court.

It was reported how there was pandemonium in Lagos on Saturday as the police in the state arrested some protesters at the Lekki TollGate.

The protesters had stormed the tollgate to march against its repossession by the Lekki Concession Company but police officers dressed in riot gear would have none of that. They arrested marchers that were in sight.

However, the comedian was granted bail on Saturday after he was arraigned before a mobile court by the Lagos State Police Command.

This bit of information was disclosed by one Moe Odele, a lawyer to the EndSARS protest who tweeted some details of the case brought against Mr Macaroni by the police.

According to her, Mr Macaroni was charged on two counts of breaking COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and ignoring a direct order not to protest.

Odele had earlier tweeted how lawyers had been following the movement of the arrested protesters by police on Saturday.

Earlier, it was reported how earlier reports that Mr Macaroni had been ordered released was retracted.

Confirmation was issued that the comedian and other protesters were undergoing trial by a mobile court at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

Meanwhile, a disappointed former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, reacted to the numerous arrests of Lekki tollgate protesters carried out by police officials in a tweet on Saturday.

 

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