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Lagos LG Polls: Police Commissioner, Commends Process, Forms Special Electoral Offences Committee

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Saturday 24th July, 2021, moved round the state, with his convoy of vehicles, to monitor the state’s local government and Local Council Development Areas’ elections.

The Police boss, who was accompanied by senior officers and some members of the press, visited the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission Office at Sabo Yaba, Maryland, Ikotun, Igando, Iyana Ipaja, Mushin, Isolo, Agbotikuyo and Mulero in Agege area and other places within the State.

Odumosu, in furtherance of the command’s spirited efforts and readiness to have free, fair and credible elections and enforce the 6am to 8pm restriction of movement order, personally supervised checking of some vehicles that were moving during the election period while some were outrightly impounded and handed over to the Taskforce for possible prosecution as soon as possible.

The Commissioner of Police also doused tension in some wards at Mulero Area of Agege and some other areas of Lagos State where some complaints of possible attacks on LASIEC officials and electoral materials were received during the elections.

CP Hakeem Odumosu has however put the police and other security operatives on alert to provide adequate security for collation and announcement of results. He noted that security agencies must be prepared for any post election reactions across the state.

The Lagos Police boss also commended the high level of decorum, maturity and orderliness exhibited by residents of the state especially the electorates and political actors during the conduct of the elections as no single violent crisis was recorded during the election.

In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police has formed a Special Electoral Offences Committee at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, to collate and investigate electoral offences recorded during the Local Government and LCDAs elections in the state.

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