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Mr Macaroni, Falz accuse police of sabotaging #EndSARS anniversary

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Mr. Macaroni has accused the Lagos police of sabotaging the #EndSARS protest anniversary.

 
The Nigerian comedian was billed to speak at a summit to commemorate the shooting of protesters at the Lekki toll gate last year.


Femi Falana, a rights activist; Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of police (IGP); Shina Peller, a member of the house of representatives; Falz, a rapper; and Aisha Yesufu were also included in the lineup.


But in a sudden twist, Macaroni took to Instagram to reveal that the ‘Soro Soke Summit’ has been sabotaged.

 
He said the Landmark Event Centre, where the summit was to hold, unexplainedly cancelled arrangements, explaining that “powers from above” had warned them against hosting the event.


Macaroni also said attempts to convene an #EndSARS event were frustrated by the Lagos police who would storm the venue with armoured vehicles, vans, and trucks.


He said the same security operatives would easily ignore traffic robberies that occur during the day in Lagos.

 
Macaroni accused some celebrities of being complicit in the alleged plot to sabotage the #EndSARS gatherings.


He said many entertainers accept to perform at government events staged to divert attention from the summit.


No one has been punished for Lekki shooting — Falz 

Taking to his page to reiterate Macaroni’s concerns, Falz vowed that the movement will never be silenced.


“They killed innocent souls that were simply asking not to be killed or brutalized,” the rapper said.

 
“A year later, no one has been punished yet for those heinous crimes. A supposed police commissioner “warned” against citizens exercising their fundamental human rights. Yes, a Police commissioner.


“A couple of well-meaning citizens decided to put together a summit to reflect on last year’s events & honour the lost souls. The event centre pulls out.


“There is already a heavy police presence at the Lekki toll gate. The best thing they could come up with is organizing ‘concerts’ to try and distract us from remembering the real heroes in all of this. The people they murdered.


“What we will never do, however, is be quiet. We will never be silenced. Not today, not on the 20th, not ever.”