Lagosians Boo IGP For Allegedly Creating Gridlock….Heavy Rain Disrupts Visit

LAGOS JUNE 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s Inspector of General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, was booed in Lagos during his visit to the state on Wednesday. 

He was booed by Lagos residents around Oshodi-Anthony Expressway while en route to an event, FIJ reports.

Alkali’s mission in the state is not clear but the state police public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, told FIJ the IG had just landed and his address would soon be made known.

In preparation for the arrival of the police IG, the state police blocked the Oshodi-Lagos Airport Road and Maryland-Ojota axis of the highway. 

Many Lagos residents were however unhappy with it as they were stuck in traffic for hours.

As the police IG’s convoy passed the blocked road, the crowd booed and called him names in Yoruba. Some shouted “thief”, others screamed “you will never do well”. 

As if that embarrassment was not enough what ordinarily had seemed a well arranged official tour of Lagos State Police Command  by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali became ill-fated mid-way as heavy rain accompanied by turbulent wind unexpectedly sent everyone scampering for safety.

The IGP had arrived headquarters of the Lagos Police Command, Ikeja in company of some senior officers including Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG), Commissioners at about 2pm.

Prior to their arrival, no fewer than 500 officers and men of the command including journalists had gathered for the event which was billed to kick off at 10am.

 Just as he was being ushered to the podium by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, commissioner of police, an uncontrollable wind raced across, blowing down all the massive tents under which policemen and journalists had gathered.

The wind was no respecter of anyone as the IGP, his senior officers around him and everyone else ran in different directions to save themselves.

The IGP’s visit comes three days to the June 12 nationwide protests that have been planned to take place at Freedom Park, Ojota. 

The protests, being championed by civil society organisations and human rights activists, are to kick against bad governance under the President Muhammadu Buhari regime and his anti-democratic ways. 

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