The newly appointed Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, is scheduled to visit the locations of the early morning protests that occurred along Lagos-Ikorodu road on Friday.

According to a police source who spoke exclusively to The PUNCH, the CP is currently en route to the Mile 12 area of the state. The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed that the CP would visit the affected areas later today, with his first stop being Mile 12. On Friday morning, several protests had erupted in various parts of Lagos, as previously reported by The PUNCH.

Protests have erupted in different areas of Lagos State including Lagos-Ikorodu Road, Agege, Iyana-Ipaja, Epe, and Igando, due to the naira scarcity and the difficulties Nigerians are facing in accessing the new notes.

The PUNCH also reported that a protest broke out in the Mowe area of Ogun State, leading to the grounding of vehicular movement along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as many angry Nigerians took to the road to express their frustration over the naira crisis. In a national broadcast, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), declared that the old N500 and N1,000 notes were no longer legal tender, and extended the validity of the old N200 note until April 10, 2023.

Credit: The PUNCH

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