…..Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters
Two popular Nigerian celebrities, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni, and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tacha, on Saturday joined protesters at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area, the venue of the June 12 protest in Lagos State.
The duo joined hundreds of protesters who had gathered at the venue since 8:30 am.
Earlier, the Commander of Lagos State-controlled RRS security outfit, Yinka Egbeyemi, engaged with the June 12 protesters at Freedom Park in Ojota, appealing to them to be peaceful in their conduct and not to allow hoodlums hijack their cause.
The protesters had earlier been dispersed by the police who fired tear gas canisters at them and also fired gunshots in the air.
They, however, converged again in front of a motor park approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation with placards, chanting “Buhari must go” and demanding good governance and end to insecurity in the country.
In Oshodi, shops and businesses were closed with few vehicular movement and scanty human movement. Similarly, in Agege pen cinema, shops and plazas were closed while some policemen were seen on patrol.