Police Parade 49 People Arrested At Yoruba Nation Rally Held In Lagos

 The Lagos police command has paraded 49 suspects arrested at the ‘Yoruba nation’ rally, held in the Ojota area of the state.

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police, paraded the suspects at the command headquarters on Sunday.

On Saturday, ‘Yoruba nation’ agitators stormed the Gani Fawehinmi park in Ojota to demand an independent south-west region.

Security operatives had responded with water cannons, teargas and gunshots to disperse the crowd.

Prior to the rally, the command had warned that it would not condone such protest.

Odumosu said the suspects were arrested for violating the ban that no rally or gathering should hold in the state.

He said the suspects will be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for investigation and prosecution.

“The press briefing is on what happened yesterday during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally,” he said.

“The Lagos state government and the police command kicked against any rally of any kind in the state due to the unfavourable intelligence gathered about the rally.

“We advised the demonstrators to steer clear of Lagos state due to the fact that it could not afford another loss that was incurred during the #EndSARS.

“Yesterday, some people came to foment trouble in the state during the rally and the command arrested 49 suspects during the rally.

“The suspects would be handed to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation and prosecution.”

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