Disregard sit-at-home order, police tell Lagos residents

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By Henry Okonkwo

The Lagos State Police Command has said they are not aware of any planned protest in Lagos to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12.

The command in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, urged Lagosians to disregard the sit-at-home order called by certain groups, adding that security agencies have made necessary arrangements to maintain law and order across the state

The statement read, “The Lagos State Police Command wishes to state clearly that it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, 12th June, 2021.

“In this regard, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, therefore appeals to members of the public to disregard any sit-at-home order called by certain groups which is being circulated in the social media and go about their lawful businesses as the police and other security agencies have made necessary arrangement to maintain law and order across the state.

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“The CP Hakeem Odumosu equally released some crime fighting equipment and modern communication gadgets to the squads for efficiency and better service delivery as some of the identified areas like Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Cele, Ijora, Ojota/7up, Mike 12, Surulere etc, must be cleared of miscreants and traffic robbers with immediate effect.

“While assuring the general public of adequate security of lives and property in Lagos State, the Commissioner of Police, reiterated that police personnel in the command will religiously discharge their duties within the ambit of the law.”

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