‘You are saying it’s our right but restricting us’, Macaroni confirms arrest

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Adesoba Toluwalope

Nigerian Comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni has been arrested at the Lekki toll gate, alongside other peaceful protesters.

The protesters were at Lekki Tollgate yesterday, Friday February 12, 2021 when they were arrested by the Nigerian police heavily vested with weapons.

The comedian confirmed his arrest on his Instagram live session in a black maria before their phones were seized by the policemen.

The protesters were there to challenge the reopening of the Tollgate.

Macaroni said the decision to reopen the toll gate is the height of disrespect to those who lost their lives.

He said: “In a circular, the attorney general stated that everyone has a right to protest but observe COVID-19 protocols.

“You are saying it’s our right but you’re restricting us. You’ll be arrested if you’re at the toll gate. I’m doing this live to show you that some of us have been arrested.

“The democracy our governors, president are enjoying some people fought for it. Let us know if we are in a military regime.

Macaroni stated that youth representatives are being bullied and the government think reopening of the gate is the right decision.

“As a president how on earth will you think the opening of toll gate is on of the things to do, till now what justice has come out from that panel. You are bullying youth representatives at the panel. How on earth do you think opening this toll gate is the next line of action.”


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