I was warned by my father against participating in #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest — Mr Macaroni
Popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni has narrated his ordeal in Tue hands of police officers who arrested him and 39 others at the Lekki Tollgate for protesting against the reopening of the facility.
Mr Macaroni, who said the officers of the Nigeria Police will not hesitate to kill anyone, stressed that he and others were subjected to inhuman treatment as they were thoroughly beaten and stripped naked naked at the Adeniji Police Station where they were taken to after the arrest.
Macaroni, in series of videos on twitter, said his father and friends warned him against participating in the protest, but did not heed their calls.
“My father, my friends all called me and they said I should not go out and in all honesty I did not want to go out. The only reason I went there was that I wanted to be there. I knew people will die again and I saw it. I was at Lekki Phase 1 and I was about leaving…that is to tell you that I did not really want to go because I was scared.
“The situation we are in, in this country is dip shit, you cannot blame anyone. People are scared for their lives. Do you think I am not scared? People are scared for their lives. We are in a government that has zero value for human lives.
“I saw it with my eyes, when we were picked up, we were taking to Adeniji where we were beaten, stripped naked, everyone was beaten. It was the 39 people out there that gave me the ginger to go out, they are the true heroes and heroine. Have we got justice for what happen last year? And you want to open the tollgate.
“You over 200 policemen outside and does it mean you cannot guarantee peaceful protest? You are all irresponsible, we were beaten, it is serious war out there, these people don’t care, they will kill anybody. You cannot continue to oppress us,” he narrated.