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Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by agwom(m): 1:38pm On Feb 28
There’s tension at the premises of Lagos Airport Hotel in Ikeja, venue of a “Free Lagos” Press conference about to hold now.

The press conference is being organised by a group known as ‘Orange Movement for a Free Lagos State’ with the theme, “Setting Lagos free from Bourdillon Bondage, #OtogeLagos”.

The conveners of the group comprise of former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, Spokesperson of Afenifere Group, Mr. Yinka Odumakin and Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

While some participants had already seated inside the Oranmiyan Hall where the event was to hold, scores of other participants who stormed the Airport Hotel gate were stopped by a detachment of armed policemen mobilised to the scene.

The policemen did not allow anybody to come inside the hall.

In the ensuing drama, the policemen fired several shots to disperse the crowd with people running helter-skelter within the premises.

It was not clear while policemen in about 10 vehicles stormed the venue, but sources said the action was to prevent the press conference from holding.

But the state’s police spokesman, Chike Oti, said the command got an intelligence report that some hoodlums were trying to hijack the press briefing.

He said the police cannot stop anybody from using the Airport Hotel facilities being a business environment, adding that the command is also obliged to protect lives and properties of the citizens.

As at the time of filing this report, the participants have vacated the hall and are currently hanging around the premises as the drama continues.

One of the conveners, Comrade Mark Adebayo said they would sue the police for the siege.

Agbakoba, Odumakin and Afikuyomi are yet to arrive the venue.



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https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/breaking-police-storm-venue-of-free-lagos-press-briefing-fire-shots.html
Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by helinues: 1:39pm On Feb 28
Karma is a bae

Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by SweetJoystick(m): 1:43pm On Feb 28
Smh both the same NPF allowed such to happen in Kwara
Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by Oyimeoyimemua(f): 1:44pm On Feb 28
Hmm, allow them to do their thing in peace na Abi is there something they know that you don't want them to tell us?
Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by EdoBoyJazzie: 2:29pm On Feb 28
#OtogeLagos in Lagos too.

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Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by davit: 2:41pm On Feb 28
Which Afiuyomi? Distinguished Senator is not even in the country. Who included his name in this please?
Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by TheFreeOne: 2:47pm On Feb 28
Lagos O TO GE will be southwest 'political bomb' if another party aside APC wins Lagos gubernatorial election.

The jubilations that'll arise from such will cut across the whole Yoruba land.

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Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by Athena4: 2:50pm On Feb 28
Tribalists shey una go call dis wan Igbo meeting?
Re: Police Storm Venue Of ‘free Lagos’ Press Briefing, Fire Shots by KunleyY19(m): 4:21pm On Feb 28
O To Gee in kwara wasn't done on NL or Twitter...
It was championed by the youths through street walks etc...

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