Protesters on Friday morning gathered at the Lekki Phase one roundabout to kick against the Lekki toll gate tariff increase while some hoodlums hijacked the protest, attacking journalists.

The hike which came into effect on February 1, 2018, has seen road users pay more than they paid previously.

The protesters converged on Admiralty Way, Lekki, around 9:00 am which is two hours behind the 7:00 am schedule.

Amidst heavy security, the protesters were seen displaying placards and chanting songs demanding a reversal of the increment.

Tagged Occupy Lekki Toll Gate, the protest, however, turned violent as a group of young men started attacking people shouting “stop protesting,” “pull down the banner.”

The young men, who are suspected to be hoodlums hijacked the protest as they attacked some journalists including Channels Television cameraman whose camera was damaged in the process.

The Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) had reviewed the fares last week, attributing the development to “current business realities and increasing the cost of operation”.

Some police officers, however, weighed in and arrested the hoodlums.

They were taken away in the van popularly called “Black Maria”.

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