There was tension on Thursday night as police officers allegedly fired tear-gas canisters at sympathisers who held a candlelight procession in honour of the late singer Mohbad at Lekki tollgate.


Mohbad, 27, died on September 12 and was buried the next day.

On Thursday, a candlelight procession was held at Muri Okunola Park in honour of the late singer.

But in now-viral clips, thousands of Mohbad’s sympathisers were seen scampering for safety after they were allegedly dispersed with teargas.


A voice is heard exclaiming “they are tear-gassing us; we came for a peaceful protest” — in one of the clips.

Speaking of the incident in a series of tweets, Dotun, the OAP, said the police were “wrong for disrupting the gathering”.

The media personality also blamed the sympathisers for not applying “common sense”.


According to him, the procession had been approved to take place at Muri Okunola Park. However, some attendees continued at the Lekki toll gate three hours after the event had concluded.

“Honesty over Honesty Nigerians do not listen. We do the most. This procession ended at Muri Okunola park over 3 hours ago. We ended and all left. Some still went to converge at the Lekki tollgate,” he wrote.

“It is not a peaceful protest. It is a candle procession. These guys clearly went to the toll gate and continued.

“It’s not a right for the police to do that but people hijack these things & turn it to something else. Muri Okunola was approved & it was a peaceful candle procession. It is just common sense. The people that went home, are they stupid? Apply this thing sometimes.”


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