Buhari’s visit: DSS, police invade NBA office over protest against Ambode

Hours after the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, vowed to march against the Ambode government as President Buhari tours Lagos on Friday, security agencies have invaded their office.

Scores of security men including officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) led by DCP Operations, Lagos State Police Command, Mr A. Mohammed, stormed the premises Thursday night.

Police personnel from the Lagos state command came in more than 25 pick up vans.

NAN reports that the policemen numbering about 50 were armed with an invitation from the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, for the NBA branch chairman, Adesina Ogunlana.

The letter with Ref No. AR:3000/LS/XS/ADM.2/Vol.27/ is entitled, “Invitation Letter, Re: Case of Threat to Public Peace /Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of Peace”.

It reads: “This office is investigating the above mentioned case reported through a petition to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Ikeja.

“In furtherance to my investigation, you are requested to report to the undersigned on the 28th of March, 2018 by 7.00 p.m. through O/C “X” Squad, who has been detailed by the Commissioner of Police to investigate the case. Your co-operation in this regard will be highly appreciated please.”

According to the letter made available to NAN, the men of the Lagos State Police Command are investigating a petition to the effect that Ogunlana and members of the NBA, Ikeja branch, are engaging in conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace.

The policemen were still at the NBA office as at 8:30pm, and insisted on arresting the NBA chairman.

However, a number of lawyers were also on ground ostensibly to resist his arrest.