The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command confirmed the deployment.
“CSP Yinka Egbeyemi is presently leading a team of police officers on a show of force to Lekki Toll Gate (Admiralty Plaza) Obalende, Ikoyi, Jakande Roundabout, and other areas in Eti Osa,” RRS tweeted Friday night.
The Police department said this was “part of efforts to deter crime as well as boost the morale of his officers in the areas”.
Two opposing camps – #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagos – are planning separate protests on Saturday.
The call for Saturday’s protest commenced after the nine-member of the Lagos Panel of Inquiry approved the reopening of the toll plaza.
The chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi and four others ruled in favour of another application by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).