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JUST IN: Mr Macaroni and other protesters granted N100,000 bail

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By Oyindamola Ruth

Nigerian Comedian,  Mr. Macaroni, and other #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters have been arraigned before a mobile court in Panti and granted N100,000 bail with sureties.

In a statement released by the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi,  on Saturday evening, Mr Macaroni and other protesters were arrested on grounds of ”for conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and violation of COVID-19 protocols”.

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.
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“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.
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“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.
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“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.”

After they were arraigned before a mobile court, the court mandated them to present their certificate of COVID19 test.

The court also adjourned the case till March 2nd, 2020.

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