Police arrest Achike Chude, Malachy Ugwummadu in protest against fuel, electricity tariff hike

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Armed Policemen of Lagos State Police Command have arrested no fewer than 30 Joint Action Front (JAF) and some civil society members during an anti-fuel and electricity tariff hike protest.

The police forcefully dispersed the protesters at Ojuelegba area of the state over claims that the group did not seek permission before staging the protest.

The force had initially arrested only leaders of the protest but were later forced to take other demonstrators along after the police to arrest everybody instead of a few of them.

Among those arrested are the immediate past President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights,  Malachy Ugwummadu, JAF Vice Chairman, Achike Chude and other prominent labour leaders in Lagos.

The protesters had hit the streets of Lagos at about 10am from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) office at Yaba with banners bearing different inscriptions.




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