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One killed, two injured in Lagos protest

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Alabi has read a riot act to miscreants and any person or group of persons found disturbing the peace of the state, under whatever guise.

According to spokesman of the Command, Mr Benjamin Hundeyin, the warning became imperative following the wanton armed attack on police officers who dutifully dispersed an unlawful gathering in the early hours of Monday at the Ojota area of the state where one person was killed while two policemen were injured.

He said anyone arrested would be decisively dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law.

He advised parents, guardians, religious, community, political, and traditional leaders to warn their children, wards, constituents and followers to desist from harassing its personnel and the residents of Lagos State.

“While the Command is not averse to peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association; and expression, the Command will equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons” He noted

Mr Hundeyin said the Commissioner of Police had strategically deployed adequate security assets to ensure their safety and security and assured all peace-loving Lagosians to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation.

Reporting by Niran Odufayo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto