MOHBAD: Tacha Lauds Police For Dispersing Crowd At Lekki Tollgate


Tacha Akide

Tacha Akide, the reality TV star, has commended the police for dispersing the crowd at Lekki tollgate — shortly after the candlelight procession in honour of Mohbad.

Mohbad, the fast-rising singer, died on September 12 and was buried the next day.

On Thursday, a candlelight procession was held at Muri Okunola Park in honour of the late singer.

Shortly after the procession, some police officers fired tear gas canisters at the crowd that gathered at the Lekki tollgate.

It was gathered that some of Mohbad’s “sympathisers” immediately left Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island and converged at the Lekki tollgate.

Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, said the crowd was dispersed because the group had brought vehicular movement on the route to “a total standstill, leading to traffic build-up”.

Reacting to the incident via Instagram on Friday, Tacha hailed the police for dispersing the crowd after the procession.

The former BBNaija housemate said although the “police have their issues”, she will not condone “wrong narratives” from Nigerians about what happened at Lekki tollgate last night.

Tacha said the main purpose of last night’s procession was to honour Mohbad.

She wondered why some of the people who came for the rally in Victoria Island left for Lekki tollgate.

Tacha also took a shot at “so-called activists” on social media who she claimed are not after the interest of Nigerians but themselves.

“We can all agree that every country has its issues. Every police have their issues. And Nigeria is not exempted,” she said.

“But what I will not agree with you people is trying to gaslight me and every other person on what happened yesterday, on the event of yesterday, trying to change the narrative. Now let me ask you guys, what was the whole reason people came out yesterday?

“Everybody came out for Mohbad’s candle night procession. What happened at the park at VI? Now tell me how did people leave the park to Lekki Toll Gate. We can all agree that the organisers said you can all go home.

“But a lot of people did not come out yesterday for protest. But if you want to protest, pick a date and get the date approved by the government, and you can go out to protest. Stop changing the narrative.

“And you see all of these so-called activists on Twitter, let me bring it to you guys, some of them do not care about you people, they care about themselves.

“Kudos to the Nigerian police. Una try well. I have seen videos of police begging you people to dispatch yourselves but no.

“We did not come out to continue #Endsars”.

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