Lagos State Police Command has said that it would stop the planned protest against the policies of the federal government – which is to be led by legendary Nigerian musician, 2Face.
Speaking to pressmen on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said that intelligence reports reaching them suggests that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the protest.
He added that the organizers of the protest in Lagos have not notified the police about it yet.
He said: “Information reaching us revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the peaceful protest. And as such, we won’t allow it to hold in Lagos. We know that Tuface do not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand.”
The commissioner of Lagos had on Monday said that although his command is yet to be officially notified of the protest, the police will not allow unscrupulous elements to hijack the protest.
This is coming barely a day after 2Face had issued an official statement, stating reasons for the demonstration.
In the statement, which was issued on Tuesday, the African Queen crooner said that “the people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will no longer be quiet”