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#OccupyLekkitollgate: How policemen took turns to beat me — Mr Macaroni


”One of the policemen said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.”

Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has narrated how police officers took turns to beat him when he was arrested during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate in February 2021.

Mr Macaroni was among the 40 protesters including passers-by who were

arrested for defying the Lagos State directive against the protest.

They were arraigned before a mobile court in Yaba by the police and later granted bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with sureties in like sum.

Taking to his Twitter account, Mr Macaroni recounted his experience and revealed that he had filed a lawsuit to that effect in March.

‘‘When I was at Adeniji police station, the police officers took turns to beat me up. They were even calling themselves to come and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’

They said in my life when next I hear the police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.”

‘‘Every day, there is always one negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police. The Police have turned themselves into criminals. Robbing us, oppressing us, and doing everything in their power to make life miserable for the average Nigerian.”

Credit: Premium Times

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