Police Restrict Movement In Lagos State For Bye-Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission holds bye-elections in 11 states across the country today, Saturday, November 5th and Lagos State are one of the State which the Police has issued warnings of restriction of movement for which is set to affect 36 Local Government Areas.

The Lagos State Public Relations Officer for the Police, Muyiwa Adejobi has on Friday announced a restriction of movement from 6 am to 6 pm in 4 LGAs from Shomolu, Kosofe, Epe, Ikorodu and Ibeju-Lekki LGAs in the State.

Adejobi, in a tweet, said, “Lagos-East senatorial election, no movement between 6 am and 6 pm of Saturday, December 5, 2020. Comply please.”Lagos State Bye-Elections

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Friday in a statement by Adejobi titled ‘Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II bye-elections: Police declare restriction order, sue for peaceful conduct’, added that the restriction was in place to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

Odumosu stated that the election monitoring team, comprising two police commissioners, assistant commissioners of police and other officers, led by the CP, Community Policing, Force Headquarters, Kola Okunola, had been deployed in the state to supervise policemen and other security agents detailed for the election duties.

The statement read in part, “The command has deployed a reasonable number of police personnel and other security agents to cover and provide security at the 1,928 polling units in the areas.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police reiterated that there would not be both vehicular and pedestrian movements in and out of the affected local government areas during the elections except those on election duties, essential services and accredited domestic and foreign election observers.

“The police boss, however, warned the electorate and political gladiators to play the game according to the rules and provisions of the Electoral Acts, 2010. He also warned that no police aides or security agents would be allowed to escort their principals or any Very Important Personalities to the polling units.”

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