Despite all restrictions put in place by the police, some Yoruba Nation protesters still found their way to Gani Fawehinmi Park at Ojota.
They were, however, dispersed by the police who deployed tear gas and water cannon. The protesters were earlier chanting their grievances while the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu was addressing journalists at the venue.
They chorused words such as “we want Yoruba Nation”, ”We are tired of being raped, we are tired of being killed, Give us our Yoruba nation now” and ,” No going back.”
Communications Manager to Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye claimed that he escaped the “police bullet.”
He said; “ I just escaped the Police bullet now at Ojota. Myself, former CDHR President, Barrister Olasupo Ojo and Arc. George Akinola, the General Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua were addressing the Police that our rally should be allowed. Next, fire.
“As the Police were pursuing me, an okada rider came from nowhere and I jumped into his back. He took me away.”