#RevolutionNow: Police says Planned ‘‘Revolution’’ March, A Treasonable Felony – The inspector general (IG) of the Nigerian Police Force, Mohammed Adamu has warned that the Planned ‘‘Revolution’’ March scheduled to hold on Monday 5, 2019 is a treasonable felony against the state.
Recall that FINANCIAL WATCH had earlier reported that the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore has been detained earlier today by security operatives.
Reacting to the planned mass protest, the IGP said;
“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a video circulating on the social media by the ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria and others’, inciting Nigerians, home and abroad, to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday, 5th August, 2019 with the sole aim of forcing a regime change in the country.The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the call amounts to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism and will therefore not stand idly-by and watch any individual or group in the society cause anarchy in the land”.
“While acknowledging the rights of Nigerians to embark on protest, the Force wishes to note that such rights should not translate to a violent and forceful change of government which clearly is the meaning of ‘revolution”.
“Needless to state that Nigeria is a democratic republic and has well-defined processes for change of government, exercised periodically during various cycle of elections”.
“The Force therefore warns the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the group ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’ to, in their own interest, steer clear of any such planned”.
“Protest, demonstration, acts of incitement and proposed “revolution”, as the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any individual or group engaged or found participating in the above planned criminal act”.