Agbaje’s Posters: Police Boss Warns Politicians To Play By The Rules
Like other Lagosians, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, received a complaint from the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.
He said that his campaign boards were vandalized and removed by unknown persons.
Mr Agbaje went further to post his concern on the social media alleging the vandalisation and removal of the aforementioned items.
"Early this morning our boards were vandalized and removed just as campaign commenced. Some of our deployment staff were also threatened with violence and warned to desist.
"Fellow Lagosians we must stand against this sort of tyranny. This is no ordinary election. This is a fight for #Freedom. A fight for Democracy. A fight for Lagos. We will not be silent, and we will not be oppressed or suppressed into a corner. This time around, Democracy must win, " he stated.
To this end, the CP directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba, to set up a monitoring team comprising the Command's Riders unit, to daily monitor and arrest anybody seen vandalising or defacing campaign posters or boards.
In addition, the Commissioner of Police has directed that invitation letters be sent to state Chairmen of all political parties in the state, their flag bearers, the INEC and other stakeholders for a meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 11am, at the Police Officers' Mess, GRA, Ikeja.
This is to further drive home the fact that there is no alternative to peace and the need for all political parties, their candidates and supporters to shun acts capable of breaching the public peace.
He said "constrained by limited manpower, there is no way the Command could post policemen to cover all campaign posters in the state but the much it can do, is to adopt the Aberdeen System in protecting campaign adverts and to solicit the cooperation of all and sundry in ensuring the maintenance of law and order".
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