There was major outrage and a threat to occupy Lekki Toll Gate after the #EndSARS judicial Panel voted in favour of reopening the toll gate even as the extra judicial murders that took place on 20/10/20 had not been addressed.
Youth representatives at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Saturday had opposed the reopening of the Lekki toll gate arguing that reopening the toll-gate at this time would be hasty and premature.
The argument over the weekend however did not sway the votes as the panel voted in favour of a return of the tollgate to Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Reacting to this decision, many Nigerians took to Twitter calling out the panel for approving the release of the toll gate when investigations into the Lekki shootings are still ongoing.
According to those threatening to stage another protest come Saturday, February 13, no thought of reopening should be heard at the moment, not when no one has been held accountable for the killing of unarmed protesters, who marched against police brutality on the night of October 20.
The emerging push for another long is currently being anchored on the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate which has been trending on Twitter.
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This time, no going back until JUSTICE is served.#OccupyLekkiTollGate #RevolutionNow#EndSARS
We must #OccupyLekkiTollGate, because justice has not been served. The man who killed these youths, General Buratai, is about to be made an ambassador so he can have immunity to escape the @IntlCrimCourt. Until there is justice for #LekkiMassacre, Lekki Toll Gate must not open! pic.twitter.com/gAc6Tny1eC— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 8, 2021
Thank you! This is exactly the reaction I was waiting for. This is how we defend our human rights. This is how we show them it's our country. This is how we pay our respects to the ones we lost.— Olóyè. (@oloye__) February 8, 2021
Chijioke, I hope you're proud of us.#OccupyLekkiTollGate