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Shelve your protest, police boss begs NBA


Adeshina Ogunlana

The Lagos State Police Command has appealed to the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by Adeshina Ogunlana, to shelve its planned mass protest scheduled for tomorrow. The protest is in response to alleged assault of a member of the branch by a police officer.
A statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, said the planned protest was unnecessary. The statement also raised the alarm that intelligence report indicates that some disgruntled elements are planning to foment trouble in Lagos stating that such protest may be hijacked hoodlums.
“The CP is deeply worried about the security implication of such protest at this time when the resources of the command is overstretched. Thus, it is expected that the NBA chairman whose office is a shouting distance away from the CP’s office, should have at least briefed him on the matter and indeed any issue of interest to his association instead of planning a street protest for a matter that could be resolved in the CP’s office without much ado.
“More so, the unit of the police, which the NBA has issues with and indeed all operational police units in the state are under the command of the Commissioner of Police,” the statement read.
It advised that the NBA should explore all other peaceful means to make their grievances known adding that the command was ready to investigate the alleged infractions by its men.

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