Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has faulted the restriction of movement announced by Itire community leaders on Sunday as part of the traditional rites on the demise of Onitire of Itire, Oba Lateef Dauda. The government said the restriction order did not emanate from it, describing it as “an act of illegality.” A statement […]
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Sesan Olufowobi

The Lagos State Government has faulted the restriction of movement announced by Itire community leaders on Sunday as part of the traditional rites on the demise of Onitire of Itire, Oba Lateef Dauda.

The government said the restriction order did not emanate from it, describing it as “an act of illegality.”

A statement on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, said the government condemned the curfew, which was declared without due consultation with elected leaders.

It said that nobody had the right to infringe on the rights of citizens to freedom of movement and association.

The statement read in part, “While the state government commiserates with the royal family, Onitire Chieftaincy Family Council and the entire people of Itire over the demise of the monarch and duly recognises our traditions and customs, it would not condone any act that tends to infringe on the right of its citizens which it has sworn to protect.

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