Police: No #EndSARS Protest at Lekki Toll Plaza
Contrary to a viral video, the Lagos State Police Command has said no #EndSARS protest was staged at the Lekki toll plaza on Monday.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos state, in a statement titled, ‘No Protest, Gathering In Lagos State’, said the police will deal decisively with persons with the intention of staging any protest that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in Lagos state.
His statement read, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video of a protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, purported to have been staged today 7th December 2020.
“The Command wishes to debunk the fake video that has been circulated to create tension and destabilize security network in the state. The video was one of the viral videos released during the recent violent Endsars protest before the Lekki Tollgate plaza was set ablaze by the violent protesters on 21st October 2020.
“The command, therefore, urges the general public to regard the video as baseless and mischievous. The command also wishes to appeal to the general public to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as the police are prepared to deal decisively, within the ambit of the law, with any act of lawlessness that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.”