On Sunday, April 22, 2018, I arrived the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park at Ojota, Lagos State to participate in the unveiling of the newly erected statue of the late legal luminary and father of human rights advocacy in Nigeria, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN SAM,) built by the Lagos State government to commemorate the 80th posthumous birthday of the legal icon.
The event was slated to commence by 12 p.m. and was opened to members of the public as advertised in the media by the Gani Fawehinmi family, the Lagos State government and the Planning Committee. I arrived at the venue before 12 p.m.
After passing through the external gate that leads to the Park, I found the entry point into the main arena where the statue is erected barricaded and heavily guarded by officers of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the government house and guards of DMS Security, a private security company. Read more