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Oodua Republic Mega Rally: We Will Deal Decisively with Agitators within Ambit of Law – Lagos Police Boss

….Warns Agitators to Steer Clear of Lagos

By Amidu Arije

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In its determination to protect the lives and property of residents of Lagos State, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has reiterated the commands determination to not allow any form of rally as being planned by agitators of Oodua Republic.

The state police commissioner and other security agencies on Friday issued the warning to the agitators who are planning the mega rally to steer clear or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday by the state police public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

“The Command and the Government of Lagos State had warned the organizers of the planned Oodua Republic Mega Rally, scheduled for Saturday, 3rd July, 2021, at Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, to steer clear of Lagos State, considering the available intelligence reports on the planned rally and to forestall any breakdown of law and order.”

The police however assured residents of security on Saturday as he said all necessary measures have been put in place to prevent lawlessness and intimidation by anyone in the state.

He said, “The Command and other security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps and Department of State Services have however put measures in place to prevent any act of lawlessness, oppression and intimidation, of any kind, in the state on the said date, 3rd July, 2021 and beyond as Lagos State can not afford to record and experience the violence orchestrated by some individuals during the 2020 Endsars protest that led to massive destruction of lives and properties in the state.

The command still reiterated its stance that anyone caught participating or facilitating the so-called mega rally in Lagos State will be dealt with within the ambits of the law.”

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