Fatai Owoseni has refuted reports quoting him as saying that the police will stop the protest being led by musician, 2face Idibia.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni
The Lagos State commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni in a telephone interview on Channels Television monitored by TORI NEWS has said the widespread report that the police will not allow the planned protest by legendary Nigerian singer, 2face Idibia to be held on Monday was totally false.
He said it is not the Nigerian police that would determine whether the protest is holding or not, as he insisted the work of the police is to ensure peace and order.
While speaking further, Owoseni revealed that he has spoken to the organisers of the protest and they agreed that anything being done will be done under the ambit of the law.
Owoseni said since the protest is holding on Monday, the police will only be there to ensure that there is no break down of law and order.
Asked about an earlier BBC report quoting the police commissioner as saying that the protest will not hold, the police commissioner said: "That is ascribed to, I don't know who. The police commissioner has not granted any interview to the BBC to say that the protest will not be allowed or to hold on Monday." the police commissioner said.
It was also confirmed that another report stating that 2face Idibia risks being arrested if he goes ahead with the protest is totally false.