Mr Macaroni revisits his encounter with police
Remember that he was detained in February 2021 as part of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate demonstration to prevent the reopening of the toll plaza in Lagos.
The Lekki toll gate was shut down following the #EndSARS protest in October 2020 as a result of the shooting of nonviolent protesters who gathered there.
Together with other protesters, he was detained by police, who then transported them to the station while stripping them of all their clothing.
He further described how the security guards brutally attacked him in an effort to “teach him a lesson” for questioning the existing quo.
He made this statement in an interview, the content creator said the experience made him more angry and it emboldened him to challenge persons in power, including the governor.
Mr Macaroni further said that while he was in the situation, the police berated him for offending the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He said that because of their threat and mention of the governor, he felt the officers had the Lagos governor’s backing to treat him that way.
He, however, mentioned the role his mum plays in trying to make him ease up on his activism. He also said that he felt sad about the nation after experiencing such inhuman treatment, but he came out stronger from that ordeal.
The actor said there is a difference between his character, Mr Macaroni and him as Debo, is because that is the type of person.
"Did they (Police) beat you naked?"
Mr Macaroni: pic.twitter.com/sjWjdiL4s3
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