The Lagos State Government has repaired the tollgates set ablaze after the End SARS protests in October 2020.
The Admiralty Circle toll plaza on the Lekki-Ikoyi hyperlink bridge and the Lekki toll plaza alongside the Lekki-Epe Expressway – the place End SARS protesters gathered for protests to name for an finish to police brutality – had been set ablaze after unarmed protesters had been shot at on October 20, 2020.
Since then, the tollgates have remained shut.
Then on Feb 6, 2021, the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution, arrange by the state authorities to research circumstances of brutality and human rights violations dedicated by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad, gave the LCC permission to re-open the tollgates.
This sparked outrage amongst youths and the tollgates have remained shut regardless of the permission to open.
However, the Lagos State Government has now repaired the tollgates forward of the deliberate re-opening.
A prime authorities official who spoke to Punch stated the state authorities was ready for the panel to finish its process and submit its report earlier than re-opening the tollgates.
He stated: “It is true that the tollgate is meant to have re-opened however we’re additionally gauging the temper of the general public particularly now that some persons are threatening to stage one other protest. The panel is meant to finish its process and submit its remaining report by the tip of this month.
“After the report has been submitted and some recommendations are implemented, then the toll gates could be re-opened.”