Group asks IGP to probe pro-Jonathan rally

A group, De Raufs’ Volunteer Group, has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleman Abba, to investigate the brazen display of firearms and other dangerous weapons at a rally organized by a faction of Odua People’s Congress (OPC) in conjunction with others to support the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos last Monday.

De Raufs, which is a volunteer group championing the leadership qualities of Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, insisted at a press conference on Wednesday that it was important for the police to investigate the violent conduct at the pro-Jonathan rally, especially the involvement of security agencies in providing cover for the members of the OPC while vandalising public assets.

The rally was said to have been organised by the Gani Adams-led faction of the OPC in conjunction with others under the auspices of Coalition of Concerned Nigerians (CCN).

However, the Lagos State chapter of De Raufs in conjunction with another group, Eko Volunteer Campaign Group (EVCG), noted that it was important for the police boss to urgently investigate the ‘terrorism’ of Lagosians by members of CCN, who acted as if they were above the law.

At the media briefing, Lagos State Chairman of De Raufs, Olaitan Adeniyi, urged the police to investigate an alleged unguarded statement by Adams.

He said such statement was capable of instigating violence, and that it was important for the OPC factional leader to be cautioned.

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