The van brought to convey arrested Lekki Tollgate protesters on Saturday refused to start after police had arrested some of those protesting.
The incident caused a mild drama as officials eventually had to swallow their pride and push the van popularly called ‘Black Maria.’
The video has gone viral on social media and Nigerians are mocking the Police over the incident, telling them to rather join the protest than arrest the protesters.
Watch the video.
This is too funny. Even the Black Maria used in conveying arrested peaful protesters had to be pushed before it could start.
— Nicholas Ibekwe (@nicholasibekwe) February 13, 2021
And here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
— Empress of The Spirit + (@wuhraholar) February 13, 2021
— (@Sara__phina) February 13, 2021
Logic would have assumed that the heavy police presence was to protect the peaceful protesters from the “Hoodlums” who might want to hijack the protest but we all know they are they to arrest the protesters. There was a country. They even have to push their Black Maria
— Hero Daniels (@hero_daniels) February 13, 2021
Even the werey police men weren’t ashamed to push the black maria to work
Dear GOD, I hope you’re adding fuel to Lord Lugard’s hell…because
— #EndSARS Mind ‘n’ Pen (@MindnPen) February 13, 2021
Police: put them in the black Maria…put them in the black Maria…
— Kay (@Kelvin413) February 13, 2021
As earlier reported by Naija News, popular comedian, Debo Macaroni was part of many other protesters arrested by the Police during the fresh Lekki tollgate protest on Saturday.
Meanwhile, more protesters are reportedly arriving at the Lekki tollgate despite the earlier arrests and the heavy presence of security operatives.