Lagos Police debunk reports of #ENDSARs protest
By Samuel Ogunsona
Lagos State Police Command has debunked claims that #ENDSARs protests took place in Nigeria’s commercial hub.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua, the Police chief image maker, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the reports of protests in the city were false.
He said the viral video of a protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, purported to have been staged today 7th December, 2020 was a red herring.
“The Command wishes to debunk the fake video that has been circulated to create tension and destabilise 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” Adejobi said.
There were widely circulated video claiming that protests took place in Lagos today. The Lagos Police said the reports merely reproduced videos of earlier protests.
He said further “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 is prepared to deal decisively, within the ambit of the law, with any act of lawlessness that could lead to break down of law and order in the state.”