The Nigeria Police Force have arrested 18 persons in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State for protesting the hike in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.
Four journalists were also said to have been arrested and their gadgets seized.
Hassan Soweto, leader of the protesters, told The Punch that many members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria are among the arrested protesters.
“We have just been arrested alongside several 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,” The Punch quoted him to have said.
In a statement, Dimeji Macaulay, the National Organising Secretary of SPN, identified some of those arrested as Dagga Tolar, Ayo Ademiluyi, Chinedu Bosah, Lexan Ali, Fidel Davynovich, Oluwole Engels, Soweto, and eight others.
He condemned the attack, demanding for a public apology from the police. He urged the force to take disciplinary measures against the officers who effected the arrest.