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#EndSARS: Mr Macaroni drags Nigerian Police to court over Lekki tollgate arrest

Popular Comedian, Mr Macaroni, has announced that he has taken legal actions against the Nigerian Police for the “injustices” perpetrated on him when he was arrested during the February 13 Lekki Tollgate protest.

Mr Macaroni, one of the leading social media voice during the 2020 #EndSARS protest that led to a controversial end following the October 20, 2020 shootings at Lekki Tollgate, denounced the continued harassment carried out by men of the Nigerian Police after the protest.

Reacting to a viral video that shows an officer of the Nigerian Police begging for money from a Spanish rider, he said the reputation of the Police has not changed and all they need is money regardless of whether one is a criminal or not.

He said: “Since our childhood days till now, This has been the reputation of the Nigerian Police. All they care about is to collect money from you. It doesn’t matter whether you are a law abiding citizen or you are a terrorist! Just give them money!!”

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Speaking further via his twitter handle, he said he has been getting negative reports about the Police on daily basis, emphasizing that the Police have turned themselves to “criminals”.

He thereafter announced that he had initiated a legal action against the Police Force shortly after he was arrested on February 13, 2021. Describing the way he was treated during he arrest, he said the Police officer took turns to beat him, telling that next whenever he hears the word Police he would run.

He said: “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 police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.

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