PHOTOS: Police Patrol At Lekki Toll Gate Ahead Of Independence Day Rallies

Men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the Lagos Task Force have embarked on a patrol of the Lagos metropolis ahead of Saturday’s Independence Day and planned political rallies in the state.

Some of the policemen were seen at the Lekki Tollgate, a venue which the Federal High Court in Lagos had directed the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, not to gather at.

In a tweet, the RRS said, “In continuation of its routine convoy patrol of the metropolis as directed by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi is presently leading RRS team and Lagos Taskforce on convoy patrol of the city.”

The Lagos State Police Command has said it will not tolerate any form of protest at the tollgate in the Lekki area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday.

He said, “It has become imperative to reemphasise that no form of rally whatsoever will be allowed at the Lekki Toll gate on October 1, 2022.

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“This emphasis has become necessary to enlighten Nigerians that might be misled into converging at the toll gate. A court of competent jurisdiction has ruled that no person is allowed to converge at the Lekki Toll gate for whatever reason.

 “In conformity with its mandate to protect life and property, the Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, will leave no stone unturned in ensuring total compliance with the court order and an emplacement of adequate security in the state.”

Police Patrol At Lekki Toll Gate

Hundenyin said while the command was not averse to the peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association, and expression, it would equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons would be allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons, especially under the guise of rally or procession.

Police Patrol At Lekki Toll Gate

“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.

Police Patrol At Lekki Toll Gate

“Meanwhile, the CP enjoins all peace-loving persons to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians at designated rally venues and across the state at large,” the statement said.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi, writers and loves writing the story of politics, He is a movie addict. Adekanbi is a Senior Content Creator at Newsflash Nigeria contact me on email: [email protected]

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