On Tuesday, Nigeria Police personnel bordered the Afrika Shrine to prevent the meeting of #EndSARS protests expected to hold on November 17, today.
Earlier, one of the sons of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun Kuti sent out flyers announcing a meeting on the lessons from the suspended #EndSARS protests.
However, policemen were deliberately placed on streets leading to the Afrika Shrine.
Some police personnel were also seen at the entrance of the popular relaxation spot in the Ikeja area of Lagos State for the meeting.
Although activists and #EndSARS promoters had specify their interest in attending the bungled meeting, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, said the meeting had been suspended.
Seun announced this in his tweets, “Yesterday, the government called my eldest sister, Yeni Anikalpo Kuti, and threatened to close the shrine if I hold my event there tomorrow and also sent a letter to back it up.
“I respect my families’ decision not to hold the event as is but I will still go ahead with all the other organisations to launch THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE tomorrow and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime.
“This is a meeting, just a meeting of organisations and they are basically banning the right of association. Why are they afraid of the people organising? What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of the people.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command had warned that the meeting constitutes a security threat.
In the letter, it reads “You are hereby warned to suspend such gathering as any infraction that may emerge from this gathering will be tagged a deliberate action to sabotage the transition and restoration of the peace in Lagos State by the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force.”