#OCCUPYLEKKITOLLGATE: NO PROTEST WOULD BE ALLOWED TO HOLD IN LAGOS STATE - LAGOS CP HAKEEM ODUMOSU WARNS
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has warned that no protest would be allowed to hold in the State.
CP Odumosu stated this on Thursday while addressing newsmen on the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest scheduled for Saturday, February 13.
He revealed that the Command had gathered that some 'hidden agents of destruction' were planning to carry out violence and the police will resists such acts and ensure law and order is maintained across the State.
The Commissioner said that organising any protest after the recent #EndSARS demonstrations which turned violent, it would be counterproductive to the ongoing series of inquiries and investigations into many cases related to the #EndSARS violence and the present security situation in the State.
He said; “Above all, the command has gathered intelligence that some hidden agents of destruction and shadow parties that planned and orchestrated the last #EndSARS violence have concluded plans to cause another set of mayhem in Lagos state and spread same to other parts of the country, tactically and spontaneously, like the recent violence.
“Premised on the available intelligence and due threat analyses carried out on the planned protest, the command perceives such proposed protest as a calculated attempt to cause pandemonium, brouhaha and massive destruction of lives and properties under whatever guide and such will not be allowed in Lagos state.
“The Lagos state, its people and the Nigerian nation at large are still groaning (in pains) for the aftermath of the last #EndSARS violence that left many lives and properties lost. It is therefore not reasonable to allow same to repeat itself in the state.”
The Police boss noted that the protest should not also hold due to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
CP Odumosu added that security operatives have been deployed to dislodge all forms of protests across the State.