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As Lekki Tollgate Reopens Today, Police Urge ‘Protesters’ To Be Law Abiding

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As the Lekki tollgate reopens today, Friday, April 1, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has assured residents of Lagos that the Command has put necessary measures in place to ensure the safety of lives and property, free flow of traffic and a peaceful environment for carrying out their respective lawful duties.

“This assurance has become imperative following news making the rounds that some Nigerians are planning to protest at the Lekki Toll-gate, an action capable of grounding commercial activities and obstructing free flow of traffic,” Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement for the CP on Thursday.

CP Alabi added that Command is not averse to the peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association; and expression.

“The Command will equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons.

“CP Alabi therefore warns all intending protesters that anyone found infringing on the rights of other Nigerians will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner has enjoined all peace loving Lagosians to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure their safety and security.

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