Police speak on Mohbad candle light procession
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 22, 2023
The Lagos state police command has refuted claims making the rounds that some persons were injured during the candle light procession that held in honour of the late musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba also called Mohbad.
According to police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, the organizers of the candle light procession had an agreement with the state command that the procession would end at Muri Okunola in Victoria Island in the interest of Lagosian and to allow for free flow of traffic at the Lekki- Epe expressway.
Hundeyin explained that the police had provided security during the procession but some of the supporters after the procession ended at Okunola park as agreed began to assemble at the Lekki toll gate with the intent to manifest other objectives.
The police PRO said the force had to apply the use of teargas after verbal persuasion from both the organizers and the police had proved abortive emphasizing that no live ammunition was fired, no one sustained injuries and no life was lost.
Hundeyin reiterated the warnings of the commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa, who cautioned mischief makers not to disturb the peace of the state under any guise, as anyone caught would be arrested and prosecuted.
The image maker also appreciated the procession organizers stating that the ongoing investigation into unraveling the circumstances that led to the death of Mohbad is progressing positively appealing to residents to avoid creating unnecessary distraction and give the command the stable internal security space to undertake its investigation.
The Lagos State Police Command also promised to interface closely with all support groups demanding for justice for the late musician, assuring the public that they would be updated on the progress of the investigation.