The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three men for staging a street carnival in Shasha, Akowonjo area of the state.
The men arrested are; Julius Osimirin, 43, Isiaka Kabiru, 16, and Ajewole Ajugba, 42, for disregarding existing laws regulating the use of speakers in public places in the state.
This was disclosed by the Command via a statement shared on its its official X handle, by the state Public Relation Police Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Saturday.
Hundeyin stated that the suspects were arrested at about 12:23 p.m. on Abatti Street, Shasha where they were setting the stage for their carnival.
The statement read, “Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three suspects in Shasha, Akowonjo area of Lagos for staging a street carnival in total disregard for existing laws regulating the use of speakers in public in Lagos State.
“The suspects, Julius Osimirin aged 43, Isiaka Kabiru aged 16 and Ajewole Ajugba aged 42 were arrested at about 12:23 p.m. on Abatti Street, Shasha where they were setting the stage for their carnival.”
The command stated that the arrest was “sequel to the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, to the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to bring to book any person found attempting to break these laws.”
He added that, “Fayoade had earlier met with organisers of the carnival, advising them on the need to get a hall for their carnival and stay away from shutting down streets or disturbing public peace.”
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency had met with leaders of religious institutions in a bid to discuss possible ways to curtail noise pollution that emanates from worship centres.