Police arrest fuel hike protesters in Lagos

On Thursday, Nigeria Police Force have arrested protesters  expressing their displeasure over the recent increase in electricity tariff and petroleum price.

These protesters where arrested in Lagos at Ojuelegba.

Aside from protesters being arrested, work tools and gadgets of journalists were also seized.

Hassan Soweto who is one of the leaders of the protesters made known 18 persons were arrested, including four journalists.

“We have just been arrested alongside several other members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria and journalists for protesting this morning against fuel price hike, electricity tariff, and deregistration of SPN. I am typing this message at the back of a police van taking us to Area C, Police Command, Lagos, ”  Soweto, who is the National Youth Leader of SPN said.

In another development, the National Organising Secretary of SPN, Dimeji Macaulay, also tell newsmen that those arrested were Dagga Tolar, Ayo Ademiluyi, Chinedu Bosah, Lexan Ali, Fidel Davynovich, Oluwole Engels, Soweto, and eight others.

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“We condemn this attack as part of the continuous descent of the country into a brutish state of military repression. It is completely unacceptable, and we enjoin all Nigerians interested in preserving this country’s hard-earned democracy to condemn this emboldened descent into a civilian-military dictatorship”, He said.

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