Ready for Obidient Rally? Police Officers Take Positions in Iconic Lagos Locations, Photos Emerge

Ready for Obidient Rally? Police Officers Take Positions in Iconic Lagos Locations, Photos Emerge

  • The officers of the Nigerian police have been stationed at strategic locations in Lagos state ahead of the scheduled October 1, rally by the Obidient movement
  • One of the locations where police officers have been deployed in the state is the Lekki Tollgate following a court order on Thursday, September 29
  • The court had ordered that members of the Obidient team, who are supporters of Peter Obi, Labour Party's presidential candidate can pass through the tollgate during their rally but must converged at the location

The Lagos state police command has mobilised officers of its Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to patrol around various locations in Lagos state including the Lekki Tollgate ahead of the Independence Day rally by supporters of Peter Obi.

PM News reports that the operatives of the RRS and the taskforce have taken over the Lekki Tollgate to prevent the Obi supporters from converging at the location as ordered by a court.

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Police officers have been deployed to various locations of Lagos ahead of the Independence Day rally by Peter Obi's supporters. Photo: Lagos state police command
Source: Twitter

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had on Thursday, September 29, ordered the inspector general of police and the Lagos state commissioner of police to enforce the order.

According to the court, the Obidient team are allowed to pass through the Tollgate but not converge at the said location.

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The court also urged the police leadership to ensure compliance of the Obidient on its order around the area.

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Some officers deployed to the Lekki area of Lagos state. Photo: Lagos state police command
Source: Twitter

Subsequently, in a tweet made on Friday, September 30, the Lagos State Police Command through its official Twitter handle said the Lagos CP has ordered the RSS commander CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to lead his team and Lagos Taskforce on convoy patrol of the city.

The command tweet 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."

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According to the lead, relevant security agencies across the country have been notified about the rally through the appropriate channel.

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The yet-to-be-identified petty trader urged intending customers to buy her 'obidient kunu aya', which said claimed was very sweet.


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