Operatives of the Nigerian Police in Lagos were reported to have arrested no fewer than ten protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
A coordinator of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate procession told newsmen that the protesters were detained in a black maria and taken to an unknown location.
“Police have just arrested ten protesters – Four ladies and six guys. They were beaten mercilessly and injured,” he said.
In a video, one of the arrested protesters said, “We have been arrested. Over ten of us. We are kept in a black maria stationed at the toll gate now.”
“#OccupyLekkiTollGate: 10 others arrested are Ayoyinka, Christiana, Prince, Samuel, Waliu, Bolanle, Ganiu, Elvis, Ganiu, Jeffrey. Damilare Adenola who was speaking to a @BBCAfrica reporter minutes ago had been arrested too. All taken to Adeniji Police Station!,” Abiodun Sanusi tweeted.
A mild drama however ensued after the Black-Maria Van used in conveying the protesters refused to kickstart, such that policemen had to push the 6-wheel vehicle to start.