October 1: Police Reveal Why No Rally Will Be Allowed at Lekki Toll Gate

October 1: Police Reveal Why No Rally Will Be Allowed at Lekki Toll Gate

  • The police in Lagos have said that they would not allow any rally to take place at the Lekki Tollgate, along the Lekki-Epe expressway, on October 1
  • Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, said in a statement that the information became necessary to enlighten Nigerians
  • He said that the state commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi has warned that anyone who disobeyed the court order would be prosecuted

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The police declared that said no rally will be allowed at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 1.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin warned that it would enforce a court judgment barring protesters from converging at the facility, The Nation Newspaper reports.

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The statement read:

“It has become imperative to reemphasize that no form of rally whatsoever will be allowed at the Lekki Toll gate tomorrow, October 1, 2022.
Police insist no rally at Lekki tollgate
Police say no rally will be allowed at Lekki Toll gate. Photo credit: Peter Obi
Source: UGC

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He said that this emphasis became necessary to enlighten Nigerians that might be misled into converging on the toll gate.

He addded:

“In conformity with its mandate to protect life and property, the Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc will leave no stone unturned in ensuring total compliance with the court order and an emplacement of adequate security in the state.
“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 the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons, especially under the guise of rally or procession.

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“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."

Nigeria Independence Day: Young APC chieftain reveals what youths should do in 2023

Meanwhile, Obidike Chukwuebuka a young member of the ruling APC has called on Nigerian youths to take control of the leadership of Nigeria in all realms and change the country's narrative by ensuring that the best candidates are elected into governance in the 2023 general election

Obidike who is the director-general of the Conference of APC Support Groups said this in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, October 1, in commemoration of Nigeria's 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration.

Obidike added that Nigeria is a blessed country in terms of human and natural resources, noting that "the country’s backwardness over the years could be attributed to poor leadership."

Source: Legit.ng

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