Popular comedian, Debo Adebayo aka Mr. Macaroni, on Sunday, blasted the police for the treatment meted out to him and other protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, claiming that they were stripped naked.
The comedian and several others were, on Saturday, arrested by the police for protesting against the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to reopen the toll gate.
Verified videos and pictures obtained by VANTAGE NEWS showed the police brutalising and dehumanising Mr Macaroni and the other arrested protesters.
The protesters, were, however, granted bail following a massive outcry by many Nigerians.
In a video posted on his Twitter handle, Mr Macaroni said, “When we were picked up, we were taken to Adeniji where we were beaten, we were stripped naked. Everyone was beaten.”
Mr Macaroni explained that he was warned by his family not to go for the protest but noted that he changed his mind because people will be at the Toll Gate.
He claimed that his phone was also destroyed by the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force that arrested him.
“The only reason I went there is that I knew people would be there and in good conscience, I don’t know.
“But I knew people would die and I saw it, and I can confirm it that if words did not get out, people would have died because nobody would have known where anybody was or who picked up whom,” he added.