49 suspects arrested at the ‘Yoruba nation’ protest in Lagos on Saturday have been paraded by the Lagos State Police Command.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, paraded them at the command headquarters.
TOS News reported on Saturday that Police intercepted Yoruba Nation Rally at the Ojota venue in Lagos, teargassed protesters and also arrested some protesters at the venue of the rally who were kept in the waiting Black Maria.
The CP explained that the suspects were arrested for violating the ban that no rally or gathering should hold in Lagos State.
He said they would be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for investigation and prosecution.
He said:, “The press briefing is on what happened yesterday during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally.
“The Lagos state government and the police command kicked against any rally of any kind in the state due to the unfavourable intelligence gathered about the rally.
“We advised the demonstrators to steer clear of Lagos state due to the fact that it could not afford another loss that was incurred during the #EndSARS.
“Yesterday, some people came to foment trouble in the state during the rally and the command arrested 49 suspects during the rally.
“The suspects would be handed to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation and prosecution.”