The Lagos state commissioner of police is calling on all candidates in the state to play by the rules during and after the coming 2019 election
This call is made in reaction to the complaint it received from the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Candidate (PDP) in Lagos Mr Jimi Agbaje to the effect that his campaign boards were vandalized and removed by unknown persons.
In a statement by the public relation officer, chike Oti, a chief superintendent of police said the complainant went further to post his concerns on social media alleging vandalisation and removal of the aforementioned
“ It was on this telling, the commissioner of police directed the summoning of leaders of political parties in Lagos State to an emergency meeting following the reported vandalisation of campaign billboards of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, in strategic locations in the metropolis”.
Oti said the decision was taken after Agbaje made a formal report of the development to the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, the statement explains.
There was vandalisation of Agbaje’s campaign billboards on the Third Mainland Bridge yesterday.
“To this end, the CP directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCID), Panti Yaba, to set up a monitoring team comprising the Command’s riders unit, to daily monitor and arrest anybody seen vandalizing 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!