#OccupyLekkitollgate: Court grants Mr. Macaroni, 39 others bail

#OccupyLekkitollgate: Court grants Mr. Macaroni, 39 others bail

Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:06 pm

Mr Macaroni and other protesters during their arraignment on Saturday

Comedian Mr Macaroni and 39 other arrested #OccupyLekki protesters arrested on Saturday have been granted bail.

The protesters who were arraigned before Magistrate Lateef Layeni, were granted bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with sureties in like sum.

He also also ordered the protesters to present certificates of COVID-19 tests before the next adjourned date.

Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the development  in a statement on Saturday evening.

He said: “The command has arrested forty (40) suspects at Lekki Toll Gate plaza, Lagos State, on Saturday 13th February, 2021, for conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and violation of COVID-19 protocols.

“The suspects had gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza creating tension and behaving in such a manner that could cause breach of public peace without due regard for COVID-19 protocols major of which are use of nose masks and social distancing.

“The command has, however, arraigned the suspects today to the mobile court at Panti, Yaba accordingly but were however granted bail by the court. They will appear in court on the next date of adjournment, 2nd March, 2021, with the certificate of COVID-19 test.

“The command therefore assured the general public that it will always discharge its statutory duties as expected within the ambit of the law, while appealing to Lagosians to be law-abiding and go about their lawful businesses.”

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