The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Lagos command, Edgal Imohimi, has admitted receiving a complaint from the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje to the effect that his campaign boards are being vandalised and removed by unknown persons.
The complainant went further to post his concern on the social media alleging the vandalisation and removal of the aforementioned items.
Consequently, the CP has 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.
The CP also directed that invitation letters be sent to state xhairmen of all political parties in the state, their flag bearers, the INEC and other stakeholders for a meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA, Ikeja.
The meeting, according to Chike Oti, spokesperson of the command, 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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