The Lagos State Police Command has said that #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters would undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests to ascertain their health statuses.
In a statement on Saturday evening, spokesman for the Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the protesters were arrested for conspiracy and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, and violation of COVID-19 protocols.
Adejobi, however, said the protesters, who had been granted bail, would appear in court on March, 2, 2021, with the certificates of their COVID-19 tests.
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 the 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.”