#OccupyLekkiTollgate protest: Police officers allegedly attempt to arrest two Nigerian ladies for speaking about protests

A Twitter user has narrated how she and her friend were almost arrested for speaking speaking about the Lekki protest.

The police officer who allegedly attempted to arrest them was onside the bus they boarded and had accused the ladies of insulting the police.

Sharing her story online, the lady tweeted;

”This happened today, a police officer said we were insulting him earlier this evening because we were talking about the protests and how @mrmacaronii and others have been treated badly by the @PoliceNG.

We didn’t even realize he was on the same bus till my friend got down and he Held her and said we would have to come down and follow him to the station for just talking (since when did they take away our freedom of speech?) This man called other police officers standing at the Maryland busstop and they all came around to further harass us.”

The lady was disappointed as she laments about the lack of freedom in Nigeria.

She added that she had to stop recording the man because the police officer allegedly threatened to break her phone.

“He was going to break my phone so I stopped recording, nd we literally had 2 apologize for talking. In Nigeria, we had to apologize for just talking about the #EndSARS and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria protest, we were not even actively involved o. May God strengthen all Nigerians.

I’m sorry I didn’t mention earlier that the bystanders were actually the ones who started begging all the police officers on our behalf and also stopped them from taking the 3 of us to the cell tonight. Also they were more than 10 officers there..he wasn’t alone.” She added.

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Watch video from the incident yesterday.

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