Kayode Ogundare, Lagos
Lagos State Commissioner of Police ( CP) Sylvester Abiodun Alabi has warned that, there will be no form of the rally tomorrow Saturday, October 1st which is Nigeria”s Independent Day Anniversary at Lekki Toll Gate
Alabi said, “it has become imperative to reemphasize that no form of rally whatsoever will be allowed at the Lekki Toll gate tomorrow, October 1, 2022.
This emphasis has become necessary to enlighten Nigerians that might be misled into converging on the toll gate.
According to CP Alabi, “a court of competent jurisdiction has ruled that no person is allowed to converge on the Lekki Toll gate for whatever reason.
Spokesman of the police SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement today September 30th said, “in conformity with its mandate to protect lives and property, the Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc will leave no stone unturned in ensuring total compliance with the court order and an emplacement of adequate security in the state.
While the Command is not averse to the peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association; and expression, the Command will equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons, especially under the guise of rally or procession.
The warning, therefore, goes that anyone found flouting the court order or infringing on the rights of other Nigerians will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, CP Alabi he added, enjoins all peace-loving persons to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians at designated rally venues and across the state at large.