Lekki Toll Gate: Police Send Stern Message Ahead of Oct 1

Following a court order, the Lagos State Police Command has declared that it will not permit any rallies at the Lekki toll gate on October 1.

Lekki Toll Gate
Lekki Toll Gate

In a statement released on Friday, the Command’s spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin stated that it has become crucial to emphasise that no type of rally will be permitted at the toll gate.

Since security forces are alleged to have shot unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020, the Lekki toll gate has served as a focal point for protests.

To educate Nigerians who might be “misled into converging at the toll gate,” according to Hundeyin, the emphasis on education became necessary.

“A court of competent jurisdiction has ruled that no person is allowed to converge at the Lekki Toll gate for whatever reason,” he said.

Abiodun Alabi, the State Commissioner of Police, issued a warning that anyone who disobeyed the court order would face legal repercussions, according to Hundeyin.

A Federal High Court issued the aforementioned court order prohibiting Peter Obi’s supporters from holding a rally at the toll gate.

“In conformity with its mandate to protect life and property, CP Alabi, will leave no stone unturned in ensuring total compliance with the court order and an emplacement of adequate security in the state,” Hundeyin said.

“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 rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons.

“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.”

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