158 Otodo-Gbame protesters released – Lagos Police Command

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Otodo-Gbame protesters demanding justice after their forced ejection by the Lagos State Government
Otodo-Gbame protesters demanding justice after their forced ejection by the Lagos State Government

The Lagos State Police Command has stated that the 158 protesters and members of the Otodo-Gbame community who were arrested for breaching public peace during their procession has since 16 November, 2017, been released.

Lagos Police claims that the protesters who were released at about 7pm, during their protest threw caution into the wind by blocking major roads and breaching public peace.

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The Police noted that this resulted into serious panic by the members of the public.

“It later took the intervention of men of the Lagos State Police Command to calm the situation restoring peace and order,” a police statement read.

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The Police also disclosed that those involved have also been made to take an undertaken promising to “embrace and maintain peace in any part of Lagos they find themselves”.

The command however appeal to members of the public that henceforth when demonstrating or airing their grievances, they should do so in a peaceful manner.

“They must not constitute themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace as the command is committed to the safety of Lagosians generally.