Debo Adedayo, the Nigerian comedian better known as Mr Macaroni, says his life is being threatened for protesting against the Lekki-Ikoyi tollgate reopening.
The 28-year-old raised the alarm in a Twitter post in the late hours of Thursday.
The Lekki-Ikoyi tollgate was shut down in October 2020 following the army’s crackdown on unarmed #EndSARS protesters.
After more than 17 months, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) announced that tolling activities will resume at the gate on April 1.
Mr Macaroni, who has been actively involved in the #EndSARS protest, had earlier said anything aside from justice for the victims would not be accepted.
The skit maker and activist also tackled a critic who had wondered why he has continued to protest the reopening of the tollgate.
But as the LCC prepared to begin activities at the tollgate, Mr Marcaroni insisted that there is no tolling without justice for the victims of the 2020 #EndSARS protest.
A Twitter user with the name Prince Tiamiyu appeared to have vowed to kill the comedian if he continues with the protest.
Mr Macaroni shared a screenshot of a tweet wherein Tiamiyu had wished him “death”.
“This Macaroni of guy will most likely end his life untimely because of foolishness…Very senseless and unpatriotic b*****d,” the Twitter user wrote.
“What’s his business with Lekki Toll Gate? I pray I get hold of him tomorrow at the Toll Gate, I will k*ll him on sight.”
Reacting to the tweet, the comedian said: “This is one of many threats I receive regularly. Nigerian police and Lagos state government… I love you, and I know you love me too.”
This is one of many threats I receive regularly.
Nigerian Police and Lagos state Government… I love you, and I know you love me too. ❤️💡 pic.twitter.com/fSTiT6yKop
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) March 31, 2022
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