Nigerians do not listen, Do2dtun reacts as police disperse crowd with teargas after Mohbad procession

Media persoanlity DO2dTUN

Media personality Do2dtun has knocked some attendees of the candlelight procession held in honour of Mohbad on Thursday after the police dispersed them with teargas.

The affected assembled at the Lekki Toll Gate after the procession officially ended at Muri Okunola Park.

Writing on X (Formerly known as Twitter), Do2dtun pointed out that the event was not designed to be a protest.

“Honesty over Honesty Nigerians do not listen. WE DO THE MOST. This procession ended at Muri Okunola Park over 3 hours ago. We ended and all left. Some still went to converge at the Lekki toll gate. It is not a protest. It is a CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION,” the 39-year-old wrote.


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Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin also said in a statement released on Friday that there was an agreement with organisers of the candlelight procession that the march would end at 8 pm latest and should terminate at Muri Okunola.

“It, however, became disconcerting that after the procession duly ended at Muri Okunola Park as agreed, with the police providing optimal security all through, some persons started gathering at the Lekki Toll Gate with intent to manifest objectives extraneous to the #justiceforMohbad initiative,” Mr Hundeyin said.

He added that the police and organisers of the event appealed to the crowd to vacate the toll gate but were met with defiance.

“At this point, all lanes in and out of Lekki had been totally blocked. Vehicular movement on the ever-busy expressway had been brought to a total standstill, leading to traffic build-up.

“Having gone down this road before, having learnt from previous similar encounters, and having studied the pattern in the crowd, the red flags and early warning signs of total chaos and anarchy were discernible.

“Therefore, in fulfillment of our mandate to protect life and property, maintain law and order and prevent crimes, we adopted the least harmful method of crowd dispersal, following the failure of verbal persuasion – the use of teargas. Not a single live ammunition was fired! The police adopted crowd management best practices in engaging the unruly crowd. No life was lost neither was there any injury.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, hereby warns mischief makers that any person or group of persons found disturbing the peace of the state, under whatever guise, would be promptly arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Hundeyin’s statement continued.