Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Odumosu, while addressing journalists on Saturday, cited non-uniformity in the appearance of the agitators as one of the reasons the police disapproved of the rally.
He said, “We need to know the identities of the protesters. They should have a uniform. That is the only way we can identify them. We are just being security conscious and proactive.
“Recall that on Thursday, I listed reasons why this rally must not hold. Though the organisers of the rally made frantic efforts to say it would go peacefully. You and I know what happened during the #EndSARS protest. EndSARS started peacefully but up till now, Lagos State has not been able to get out of the destruction that happened during the #EndSARS protest. They have the right to complain but the time is not ripe. The environment is not conducive enough for any rally in Lagos.”
He said many police stations were burnt down with officers’ lives lost during the #EndSARS protest, adding that the state would not allow a repeat of such an incident.Follow us on social media