The Lagos Police Command has declared illegal any rally or protest within the State on October 1, with further instructions that officers and men of the command should disallow any unlawful societies, under whatever disguise.
Penpushing reports that, the Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu read the riot act on Wednesday during a security meeting with the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department at the conference room, State Headquarters, Ikeja in the State.
The police boss made the declaration in a statement made available by the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi and also announced the cancellation, by the Lagos State Government, of the ceremonial parade to commemorate the Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary.
Penpushing further reports that, the commissioner in the statement warned that the command will not allow any gatherings, rallies or protests against the sovereignty of Nigeria in the state, and warned parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to desist from any rallies, protests or be mobilized to wage war against the government, or else they (parents or guardians) of any youths arrested for such act will be prosecuted.
The Commissioner of Police however appealed to the general public to be law-abiding, desist from violence and any act that is capable of disrupting the sovereignty of Nigeria, while in the same vein, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Information and Communication Technology Celestine Okoye, sounded a note of warning that officers and men of the Command must act within the ambit of the law in every situation.