The Lagos State Police Command has threatened to close the African Shrine, Ikeja, over the hosting of a program to evaluate the achievement, lessons, and tasks arising from the recent #EndSARS protest.

The program, which is organized by Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday at the African Shrine. The police have now threatened to close down the place if the program went ahead.

Seun revealed that the police invited his sister and threatened to shut down the facility if the meeting holds. In a letter to the Kuti family and manager of the African Shrine, the police said the programme was not welcome and will be tagged a deliberate action to sabotage the restoration of peace in Lagos.

Reacting to the letter by the police, Seun said he will go ahead with his programme but at a different venue. He also queried why the government was hinged on infringing on the rights of the people to freedom of association, adding that it was an undemocratic act.

“I respect my family’s decision not to hold the event but I will still go ahead with all the other organizations to launch the Movement of the People tomorrow and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime.”