Lagos CP Denies Widespread Violence In Polls

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has denied claims of widespread violence in the state during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

He, however, admitted that the state witnessed some violence, stressing that the police responded swiftly to most of the attacks as expected.

“It is true that we’ve recorded instances of violence in some areas within the state. The incidents were not as widespread as to affect the general dynamics of the process.

“Most of the instances were properly responded to by the police because we anticipated them,” he said.

When asked if the command had anticipated the violence, he said, “Yes, in some instances.

“We anticipated and then we integrated that into our general operational plan and we activated that protocol effectively in this instance. Most of those breaches, the police were able to respond promptly.”

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