Mr Macaroni, Nigerian comedian, who was earlier arrested over his involvement in the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest, has been granted bail.

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The comedian was among 40 protesters granted bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with sureties in like sum.

Mr Macaroni was arrested in the early hours of Saturday over his involvement in the protest.

The comedian and 39 other protesters were thereafter arraigned on charges bordering on flouting the COVID-19 protocol on public gatherings, and “breaking an order not to protest.”

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The arrests had stirred widespread criticism with many Nigerians accusing the federal government of stifling freedom of expression.

Falz had earlier decried that the development showed the Nigerian government’s unwillingness to uphold the rule of law and sustain the country’s democracy.

“The Nigerian government has shown by this senseless act that it is not concerned with upholding our democracy or the rule of law,” he had said.

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“They are basically showing that they are not interested in serving justice as regards the 20th of October incident.”

Charly Boy, a veteran singer and activist, had also condemned the arrests while accusing the federal government of turning the country into a “jungle”

“I know these animals have turned Nigeria into a Jungle. But peaceful protest is still our human right. Animals can’t dash us human right. Say no to #lekkitollgate reopening,” he had said.

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