The spokesman to Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, has warned that the Nigerian police should be held responsible if the Yoruba Nation rally turned violent in Lagos State.
Koiki stated this in a Facebook broadcast on Friday morning.
He further stated that the rally would hold in Lagos on Saturday despite a police warning.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, in a media briefing on Thursday had said, “On no account will any actual or rumoured activity, including the planned mega rally, be allowed to lock down the state or hinder the normal daily activities of the good people of Lagos State.”
Igboho’s media aide added that the rally would hold with or without his boss, who had reportedly withdrawn himself from the rally.
He said, “I heard that the commissioner of police said no rally will hold, tell them to expect us. We will know who owns Lagos on Saturday between Yoruba people or Sanwo-Olu or police. We will all meet on Saturday during the rally.
“If everything will be ruined, let it be on Saturday. They have the choice of letting us have our protest peacefully or causing violence. Police should be held responsible for any violence.
“Let us take all our grievances to Ojota at 9 am on Saturday.”