We bridged gaps noticed during Presidential election – CP Owohunwa


By Moses Omorogieva

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Idowu Owohunwa, said that the gaps noticed during the Presidential and Parliamentary elections were bridged during Saturday’s Gubernatorial election in Lagos.

Owohunwa stated this on Saturday while moving round with journalists, to monitor the elections in different parts of the state.

He said that the synergy between the police and other security agencies was strengthened, with a determination to deliver a successful gubernatorial election.

The police boss assured residents of Lagos of adequate security, urging them not to be scared of threats by troublemakers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Security, NDLEA, Customs, Immigration, Road Safety and the military joined the police to monitor the elections.

On the viral video, where some people were told to keep away from polling units, if they were not going to vote a particular party, Owohunwa said the investigation was ongoing.

“Investigation into the viral video is in progress. We have civilised approach to these issues.

The CP explained that the report has been made and evidence was being gathered.

“We are at the level of analysing the videos, to extract criminal components and use it to build the foundation for action to be taken.

“I can fully confirm to you that action has been taken on the videos,” he said.

Owohunwa, however, warned that lawless people would be identified and arrested.

He called on residents to be law abiding,  assuring them of their safety.

“Be law abiding, we are here to protect you, threaten the system, we are here to deal with you,” he said.


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