No Yoruba Nation Rally Will Hold In Lagos – CP Odumosu
CP Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State has warned against rallies to be organized by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi fondly called Sunday Igboho in the state.
Igboho has announced plans to hold a rally in Lagos to educate locals about the need of supporting the Yoruba nation’s actualization. The event was scheduled for Saturday, July 3, at Gani Fawehimi Freedom Park in Ojota and other parts of the state.
At a news conference on Thursday, July 1, the police chief insisted that no rally would be allowed to take place in order to avoid a recurrence of last year’s hijacked EndSARS protest, which resulted in a total collapse of law and order.
In his words
“ Lagos State cannot afford to experience any security lapses, breakdown of law and order and threat to public peace at the moment, considering the negative effects and reoccurring agonies of the October 2020 violent #Endsars crisis that led to massive destruction of public and private facilities, while some Police personnel paid the supreme price. This is in addition to many Police stations, barracks and officers’ personal properties that were set ablaze during this period.
The Command is still going through those harrowing experiences. It will not be cajoled by the so-called organizers that the rally will be peaceful. That was the same slogan adopted by the organizers of the #Endsars protest that eventually snowballed into crises with attendant massive destruction of lives and properties. The Police will not submit to their antics”.