JUST IN: Police arrest anti-fuel hike protesters, journalists in Lagos

Some anti-fuel and electricity tariff hike protesters were reportedly arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force in the early hours of Thursday.

CheckupdateTv learned that the protesters who took to the street to express their displeasure over the recent increase in petroleum price and electricity cost were arrested around the Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday, September.

According to The PUNCH, apart from the protesters, gadgets of journalists were also seized during the arrest which happened a few minutes ago.

One of the leaders of the protesters, Hasan Soweto, who said to be the National Youth Leader of SPN reportedly said 18 persons were arrested, including four journalists who are believed to be SaharaReporters, premium times and galaxy television journalists.

He said, “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,”

However, efforts to confirm the report from the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, at the moment proved abortive as his lines were said to be unreachable.