Residents in Lekki and its axis have set a date for a showdown with the Lagos state government.

This is because since February 1, toll fees have been increased from 120 naira to 200 naira for car owners while SUVs now pay 250 naira from 150.

Residents of Lekki/Ajah areas have insisted on protesting the increase in toll fare by the management of Lekki Toll Plaza.

The police say they recognize the right of citizens to carry out peaceful protest, but they will not stand by and watch protesters take laws into their hands nor allow miscreants to hijack the protest.

So, the Lagos Police command has warned the group planning this protest on Friday, not to block the highway, the expressway or any road for that matter.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, reads: “All those who want to participate in the protest must organize themselves in a peaceful manner in line with public protection and assembly law.

“The Command would not hesitate to use reasonable force to prevent any group of persons from blocking the road or breaching the public peace.”

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