Imohimi Edgal

The Lagos Police Command is begging the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, led by Adeshina Ogunlana to shelve its planned mass protest scheduled for tomorrow.

The protest is in response to alledged assault of a member of the branch by the SP Egbeyemi led taskforce.

A press release signed by the Command Spokesperson SP Chike Oti said the planned protest is unnecessary.

The statement also raised alarm that intelligence report indicates that some disgruntled elements are planning to torment trouble in Lagos stating that such protest may be hijacked.

“The CP is deeply worried about the security implication of such protest at this time when the resources of the Police command is over stretched. Thus, it is expected that the NBA chairman whose office is a shouting distance away from the CP’s office, should have at least briefed him on the matter and indeed any issue of interest to his association instead of planning a street protest for a matter that could be resolved in the CP’s office without much ado.

Moreso, the unit of the Police which the NBA has issues with and indeed all operational Police units in the state are under the command of the Commissioner of Police,” the statement read.

It advised that the NBA should explore all other peacefully means to make their grievances known adding that the Command is ready to investigate the alledged infractions by its men.

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