Following complaints of indiscriminate removal of campaign posters of political parties by unknown persons, the Lagos state police command has placed a ban pasting campaign posters at night within Lagos metropolis.
Placing the ban, the Police stressed that the office of the State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has been inundated with complaints of indiscriminate removal/destruction of campaign posters/billboards of political parties/aspirants by unknown persons. The police alleged that those involved in campaign poster removal often embarked on the operation at odd hours, particularly between 0100hrs and 0400hrs.
In a statement signed by its Public Relation Officer, Chike Oti, the Police stressed: “the trend, if not reversed, may lead to breaking down of law and order with its attendant consequences. Due to this, the police added, “Pasting of campaign posters /billboards and other advertisements should be done during the daytime, between the hours of 0600hrs and 1800hrs only.