The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said the viral video of another #EndSARS protest which reportedly begun at Lekki Toll Plaza is fake news.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement titled, ‘No Protest, Gathering In Lagos State’, said the police will deal decisively with persons with the intention of staging any protest that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.
According to the statement, the Police PRO said: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video of a protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, purported to have been staged today 7th December 2020.
“The Command wishes to debunk the fake video that has been circulated to create tension and destabilize 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.
“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 are prepared to deal decisively, within the ambit of the law, with any act of lawlessness that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.”