Lagos state Police warns citizens planning to
protest Land Use Charge not to compromise the
peace in Lagos State.
The Lagos state police command has warned groups who plan to protest the Land Use Charge on the streets of Lagos to desist from compromising the peace of Lagos state.
In a statement signed by the Police PRO, SP Chike Oti, the command stated that they haven’t received any formal applications from any groups that plan to protest and has revealed that they won’t let the peace of Lagos state be compromised.
The attention of Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds that a group of persons under the sponsorship of some mischief makers, and who are masquerading as civil rights activists, intends to block the Third Mainland Bridge and occupy some critical public infrastructures in Lagos to protest the increase in the Land Use Charge by the government of Lagos state.
The Command wishes to warn those concerned that any attempt by any individual or group of persons to cause a breach of the peace or infringe on the rights of others to pursue their daily aspirations, would be met with stiff resistance.
As it stands, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State has not received a single application from any group wishing to carry out protest in any part of the state. It is therefore advised that these individuals wanting to protest government decision should consult with the police as it was the case with the Nigeria Bar Association before they carried out their very peaceful protest for which the police provided the needed security and ensured it was not hijacked by hoodlums.
Once again, the Command wishes to reiterate that it would not allow any group of protesters to compromise the peace in Lagos State in whatever guise. Any group of persons that feel strongly against any policies of the government should explore the judiciary option instead of endangering the public peace.
SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer