Police Seal up Symposium Venue to Prevent Meeting From Holding01 Sep 2019, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||Lagos|
|Date of Occurrence||09 Aug 2019|
|Security Agents Involved||The Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Securtiy|
|Legal Foundations||Section 39 and 40 of the Nigerian Constitution|
|Rights Implicated||Right to Assembly and Association|
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|