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NBA Ikeja to protest against police tomorrow



The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), will tomorrow protest against police brutality.

The Chairman of the Branch, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, yesterday, while addressing newsmen in Lagos said the protest march will start from the branch secretariat in Ikeja all the way to Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa.

He said the group would present a strong worded letter  to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the Speaker of the Lagos State Assembly.

According to him, the decision to embark on the protest was taken at an emergency meeting held last Tuesday to consider the report of the Adejare Kembi Committee set up to investigate the unfortunate incident of police brutality against a member of the NBA Ikeja branch.

The committee was set up on the heels of the reported but unfortunate incident of some Lagos State Task Force men who assaulted and humiliated Fatai Adeyemi Abijo on January 30, 2018.

“Abijo got beaten up and handcuffed for the only reason that he remonstrated with the Task Force men to stop the assault on a motorist whose offence up till now is not known.

“The committee wrote its report only after interacting with the Lagos State Task Force leadership echelon on the matter, including one Superintendent Egbeyemi the Chairman of the Task Force, in observance of the Audi Alteram Partem rule, “the NBA Chairman stated.

Ogunlana who said the march is not exclusively for members of NBA Ikeja, called on other legal practitioners and concerned Nigerians to join but urged participants conform to its orderly and peaceful procession arrangement and plans.

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