‘Oodua Republic’ protesters were arrested for violating ban on rallies —Lagos CP


‘Oodua Republic’ protesters were arrested for violating ban on rallies —Lagos CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said that the protesters who were arrested by the police on Saturday during the ‘Yoruba Nation’ rally in Ojota, Lagos, were arrested for violating the ban that no rally or gathering should hold in Lagos.

Odumosu stated this on Sunday in Lagos at the state police command headquarters while parading 49 youths who were apprehended during the protests on Saturday.

The Lagos police  had arrested 49 protesters at the ‘Yoruba nation’ rally in the Ojota area of the state.

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The protesters had defied the police warning against holding the rally and stormed the Gani Fawehinmi Park to demand the independence of the six ‘Oodua Republic’ states in the south-west.

The police commissioner said that the arrested youths would be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for investigation and prosecution.

He said, The press briefing is on what happened yesterday during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally”

“The Lagos state government and the police command kicked against any rally of any kind in the state due to the unfavourable intelligence gathered about the rally.

“We advised the demonstrators to steer clear of Lagos state due to the fact that it could not afford another loss that was incurred during the #EndSARS.

“Yesterday, some people came to foment trouble in the state during the rally and the command arrested 49 suspects during the rally.

“The suspects would be handed to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation and prosecution,” Odumosu added.

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