Police seal off venue where Soyinka, Falana were to speak in Lagos

Posted by Ifedayo Ogunyemi | 19 August 2019 | 630 times

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•Prof Wole Soyinka

Men of the Nigeria Police on Monday sealed off the venue of a symposium where Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; and foremost human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, were scheduled to speak on the country’s insecurity.

A team of the Lagos State Police Command were seen at 46, Ibijoke Street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos, venue of the event in the early hours on Monday morning.

Police vans were also seen at strategic locations surrounding the venue.

The symposium, tagged, ‘Democracy, State Repression and the State of Insecurity in Nigeria,’ was organised by Coalition For Revolution (CORE).

CORE is a group led by detained Omoyele Sowore who also is the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC). (Nigerian Tribune)

Source: News Express

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