Police Seal up Symposium Venue to Prevent Meeting From Holding

Police Seal up Symposium Venue to Prevent Meeting From Holding

01 Sep 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

”Men of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday stormed and sealed the venue where a group of activists and citizens, including  Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, were to speak and deliberate on the state of insecurity in the country.

The programme organised by a group, Coalition for Revolution, was scheduled to hold on Ibijoke Street, in the Oregun area of Lagos State at 11am, but security agents stormed the venue and prevented participants from entering the place.”

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceLagos
Date of Occurrence09 Aug 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Securtiy
Legal FoundationsSection 39 and 40 of the Nigerian Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to Assembly and Association
Actions Taken

Following the actions by security operatives, citizens took to the street to protest and address members of the press, expressing their dissatisfaction at the government’s consistent repression of democratic freedoms in the country.

Region of Occurrence South West Nigeria

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