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Police warn against holding rally at Lekki Toll gate 

By Eniola Daniel
01 October 2022   |   4:44 am
The Lagos Police Commandhas threatened to deal with individuals or groups caught holding rally at the Lekki Toll Gate today.

[FILES] A police armoured vehicle (Photo by Pius Utomi EKPEI / AFP)

The Lagos Police Commandhas threatened to deal with individuals or groups caught holding rally at the Lekki Toll Gate today.

The Command said it has become necessary to enlighten Nigerians that might converge on the toll gate on the legal implication of doing so. 
 
It could be recalled that Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had last Wednesday ordered the Labour Party (LP) and its supporters not to converge on the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold today, October 1, 2022.

The judge, however, ordered that the supporters could pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues.

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said: “A court of competent jurisdiction has ruled that no person is allowed to converge on the Lekki Toll gate for whatever reason. 
 
“In conformity with its mandate to protect life and property, the Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of Abiodun Alabi, 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. 

“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.” 
 
Meanwhile, Alabi enjoined all peace loving persons to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians at designated rally venues and across the state at large.