Protest On Feb. 5, Risk Arrest, Police Warn Tuface
IF Afro pop star Mr. Innocent Idibia popularly known as Tuface calls the bluff of the police, and goes ahead to lead a protest in Lagos on February 5 as scheduled, he may likely be arrested and charged with breach of the peace, a police source revealed to ONNLive.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Fatai Owoseni, had on Wednesday said the police would not allow the artiste to embark on any protest in Lagos.
Tuface recently announced his plan to lead a nationwide protest on February 5. The protest he claimed is against the Federal Government’s handling of the economy among other issues.
However, the Lagos Commissioner of Police said the police command was not ready for that kind of demonstration. He stated that the police have received an intelligence report that criminals were planning to hijack the process to wreak havoc on Lagos.
According to him, no matter how good an intention is, hoodlums would always find a way to harass, rob and attack innocent members of the public who may wish to go about their lawful duties.
“We know that Tuface does not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand,” he stressed.
A police source however said that the star risks being arrested if he leads the protest on Sunday. “Tuface will be arrested if he tries it (leads the protest) because we have officially communicated to him not to do that based on intelligence report we got. But we have been reading how people have been urging him on. But we will assume he is a reasonable young man and would listen to the voice of reasoning,” the source said.