The Lagos State Police Command has explained why teargas was used to disperse fans of the late rapper, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly called Mohbad, who converged at the Lekki tollgate on Thursday for a candlelight procession.
The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, explained via his X handle this Friday, that the candlelight procession had ended around 8pm at the approved venue which was Muri Okunola park in Victoria Island.
However, he said after the procession, some persons with ulterior motives converged at Lekki tollgate to obstruct vehicular movement.
He says the police and organisers of the candlelight procession pleaded with them to vacate the road for hours but they refused, hence the use of teargas which he described as the least harmful method of crowd dispersal, to avoid breakdown of law and order. 

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