They have been accused of pulling down a campaign poster of an apparent rival, but the Lagos Police Command has come out to clear the air.

The Lagos Police Command has refused to close its eyes to a report it claimed was published by an online medium, accusing the officers of the command of destroying a campaign poster of APC governorship aspirant Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Ikorodu.

According to Lagos Police PRO Chike Oti, operators of the said platform wrote a story which they captioned "Police caught pulling down Sanwo-olu's campaign posters, shoots sporadically in Ikorodu".

“The Command wishes to inform the general public that there is no truth in the allegation and for the records, it wishes to state that on 27/09/2018, at about 1630hrs, at the Civil Service Model College, Ikorodu, one Oregbesan Yekini Owolabi, a staff of the aforementioned school, while acting on the instruction of the College Principal, one Reverend Ajose, to paste a "POST NO BILL" warnings on the school fence to prevent the defacing of the wall by advertisers, was accosted by unknown persons who accused him of removing posters of politicians which he vehemently denied.

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“In the ensuing argument, one of the policemen posted on guard duty at the school, Inspector Sunday Ogwuche, intervened but unfortunately, he was attacked by these yet to be identified persons.

“These men, not done with humiliating the Inspector of police, still went ahead to put his picture on the social media to give live to their lies.

Oti added that though the picture being circulated contradicted their allegations because the officer wasn't seen in the said picture yanking off posters from the wall, the accusers went ahead to portray the officer of the Nigeria Police “in a most uncharitable manner with an intent to cause a breach of the public peace”.

“The Command wishes to assure Lagosians, especially politicians, that it will discharge its duties firm and fair to all inhabitants of the state while warning those using the social media to fuel hatred and incite the public, to desist from such acts as the Command will not stand idly by and watch them cause civil strife.”

He said the Command has always been apolitical and would ever remain so. 

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