Commissioner of Police, Lagos Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has said that the command would resist any gathering that would threaten the peace and lives of Lagosians.
His assertion came on the heels of the planned second wave protest tagged ‘OccupyLekkiTollGate’ at the Lekki Toll Gate, Saturday, by the Endsars agitators.
He said that the command would not tolerate a repeat of such protests in the state, noting that the country was still smarting from the impact of the last #Endsars protests.
Premised on the available intelligence and due threat analyses carried out on the planned protest, the command, according to him, perceived the proposed protest as a calculated attempt to cause pandemonium and massive destruction of lives and properties.
He said, such will not be allowed in Lagos. The Lagos State, its people and the Nigerian nation at large are still groaning in pains from 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’’
He also cited the Covid-19 pandemic as another reason why the planned protest would not be allowed to hold, recalling that “ four days ago, the Federal Government Task Force on Covid-19 declared that the country now has 13 variants of Covid-19 virus which makes it more deadly.