Warning from Lagos police about potential disruptions to law and order during upcoming protests

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Fayoade, has guaranteed the presence of a significant number of police officers on Wednesday to preserve safety and order during the scheduled protests.

Information circulating on social media indicates that a large protest is planned to begin on Wednesday in Lagos at 7 am.

The spokesperson for the police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this in a statement released on Tuesday.

In the statement, it was stated, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, assures the people of Lagos that the command has implemented sufficient strategies to protect lives and property, maintain smooth traffic flow, and create a peaceful environment for the lawful activities of the residents.

“This assurance is in response to reports circulating about the planned protests on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, which could disrupt commercial activities and traffic flow.”

The Commissioner of Police also cautioned that any protester who violates the rights of other Nigerians will face legal consequences.

The statement included, “The command is committed to upholding its duty to prevent any individual or group from infringing on the essential human rights of others, particularly the rights to personal dignity and freedom of movement.

“Therefore, Fayoade warns that any protester who violates the rights of others will be penalized in accordance with the law.”

The Commissioner of Police also encouraged “law-abiding citizens of Lagos to carry out their responsibilities without fear of being harassed or intimidated, as adequate security measures have been strategically implemented to guarantee their safety and protection”.

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