Lagos govt ‘arrest leaders of persons with disabilities’ protesting tricycle ban

The officials of the Lagos State government have arrested leaders of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) who had gone to the government house to protest the restriction of tricycles in some parts of the state, a human rights group, Enough is Enough, has said.

The protesters, in their hundreds, had stormed the government house in Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday and vowed to remain there until they get an audience with the governor. They had been ignored in an earlier protest to the governor’s office.

Enough is Enough (EIE) said the protesters were dispersed with tear gas in the early hours of Wednesday.

“About 9 p.m. yesterday, the security guards hired to protect the PLWDs from unprovoked harassment were arrested and taken to Area F,” the group said in a statement…

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