THE POSITION OF THE LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND ON THE PROPOSED RENEWED #EndSARS PROTEST (#OccupyLekkiTollGate) IN LAGOS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, CP HAKEEM ODUMOSU ON THURSDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY, 2021.
Gentlemen of the press, I deemed it imperative to jointly address you and the general public with the Honourable Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, on the stance of the Police command on the proposed Endsars protest slated for Saturday 13th February, 2021, being championed by some individuals, Hashtag #OCCUPYLAGOSLEKKITOLLGATE, at Lekki Toll Gate plaza, Lagos State.
Permit me to state in clear phrases that setting up any protest in furtherance of the current violent and detrimental Endsars protest can be counterproductive to the continuing series of inquiries and investigations into many instances related to the Endsars violence and the present protection situation of the nation.
Above all, the command has amassed intelligence that some hidden retailers of destruction and shadow parties that deliberate and orchestrated the remaining Endsars violence have concluded plans to cause some other set of mayhem in Lagos State and unfold identical to other parts of the u . S ., tactically and spontaneously, just like the latest violence.
Premised on the available intelligence and due chance analyses achieved on the planned protest, the command perceives such proposed protest as a calculated try and motive pandemonium, brouhaha and large destruction of lives and houses below something manual and such will now not be allowed in Lagos State.
The Lagos State, its human beings and the Nigerian state at massive are still groaning (in pains) for the aftermath of the closing Endsars violence that left many lives and properties misplaced. It is therefore now not reasonable to allow same to copy itself in the country.
More expedient why such gathering should now not keep is the prevailing Covid- 19 virus that is rampaging inside the united states of america. You will all don’t forget four days in the past, the Federal Government Task Force on Covid-19 declared that the usa now has 13 versions of Covid-19 virus which makes it more deadly.
With this development, all fingers need to be on deck to halt the unfold of the virus with the aid of self-complying with its protocols fundamental that is protection social distance.
In addition, the judgement stated on the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate plaza has been misconceptualized via the Endsars agitators, which I am sure the Hon Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Lagos State has addressed.
The Panel of inquiry on #EndSARS violence in the State has taken drastic steps to forwards reviews to the country authorities at the payment of compensations to affected individuals that were adjudged sufferers of Police brutality and excessiveness.
The government has launched a few amount of cash to attend to those compensations for that reason. On this word, the Command therefore warns that, in as a lot because the Police respects peoples evaluations and human rights, no protest will be allowed in any part of the country as the security of lives and properties of the Government and the good human beings of Lagos State is paramount and no longer negotiable.
The Command also warns that ok association and deployment of safety forces to kick towards and dislodge any violent protest, accumulating and procession in any a part of the country has been emplaced.
The decision of the command in this regard is in the interest of absolutely everyone in Lagos and to make certain that the statutory obligations of the Nigeria Police Force are not compromised.
I consequently appeal to the overall public, mainly parents and guardians, to deter and warn their kids and wards to disregard any unreasonable name or mobilization for protest or gathering which runs in opposition to the prevailing peace and protection state of affairs of the state.
I desire to also warn that the command will now not hesitate to face up to any protest and/or accumulating with all available sources at its disposal however within the ambit of the regulation.
Thank you on your interest and God bless.