Police halt Edo women’s rally against ‘economic inequality’

Police halt Edo women’s rally against ‘economic inequality’

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Police personnel have stopped a peaceful rally to draw Government attention against economic inequality, which has reached extreme levels in Nigeria.

CROSS SESSION OF EDO WOMEN (LEFT) AND POLICE PERSONNEL (RIGHT) IN FRONT OF OBA PALACE IN BENIN CITY

The personnel from the State Command, also prevented the women under the umbrella of Godsent Foundation from the State Command, prevented them from submitting a formal letter to the Oba of Benin on Monday.

One of the popular chants by the group, “Our Mama must chop”, meaning our mother must eat”, arose the curiosity of the security personnel, according to sources.

Lamenting the incident, Becky Agaga and Barrett Obehi who represented the President of the Foundation Amb. Osarodion Osagie told reporters that the peaceful rally was to draw the attention of concerned authorities including the State government on the need to empower the less-privileged persons in society.

“We are out here to let the authorities know what our boss Ambassador Dion Osagie has been doing, and the need for other persons to join us in quest for making sure we have a better Edo State.

“The State government is aware of our rally today, we also wrote to the police but we are surprise that they are saying we can not do this rally.

“They have ordered us to return back to our office and bring the rally to an end.

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Addressing the beneficiaries of the foundation, ACP Anche Joseph, said the police Command stopped the rally apparently to starve-off hoodlums from latching on the disturbing security crisis in the nation.

“We have receive security report that any rally or protect may be hijack by hoodlums. You saw how EndSARS started.

“My advise is that they wait for the Command to give approval so that we can also deploy security personnel along with them.

Our Correspondent reports that participants were consequently advised to leave the venue to prevent abuse of their fundamental Human rights.

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