Mr Macaroni, 39 other #OccupyLekki protesters released on bail

Mr Macaroni, 39 other #OccupyLekki protesters released on bail

Popular Nigerian comedian and social media content creator, Mr Macaroni alongside thirty-nine other #OccupyLagos protesters have been granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos.

 

Mr Macaroni real name Adebola Adebayo received bail on Saturday evening, February 13.

 

Recall the protesters, were also arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate in the early hours of Saturday; they were charged for failing to comply with the quarantine law; also breach of the public peace; as well as harassment.

 

The protesters were Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni; Answer Harrison, Adekanbi Kayode; Yemi Orungbamila, Anjorin Joseph; Paul Terkuma, Dayo Keshinro, Belema Briggs, Olanrewaju Olonta as well as 29 others.

 

One of the #OccupyLagos protesters who was arrested on Saturday morning. 

 

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According to the charge sheet, the protesters who are 40 in number, were charged on the following three counts;

 

Count 1, that you the above-named defendants on February 13, 2021; at Lekki Toll Plaza in the Yaba Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit a misdemeanour likely to cause a breach of the peace and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

 

“Count 2, that you the above-named defendants on February 13, 2021; at Lekki Toll Plaza in the Yaba Magisterial District in a public space gathered yourselves to harass and cause unnecessary alarm and panic in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 168 (1)(e) and punishable under section 168 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“Count 3, that you the above-named defendants on February 13, 2021, at Lekki Toll Plaza in the Yaba Magisterial District did fail to comply with the restriction/ prohibition Quarantine law which prohibit any social gathering to avoid spreading and contracting of coronavirus and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 5 of the Quarantine Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004 and domesticated under Public Health Law of the Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.” It reads.

 

 

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