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Why 1000 Policemen Were Deployed To Edo– Lagos PPRO



Tobi Adebayo 

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said that there is no hidden agenda attached to the deployment of 1000 officers to Edo State ahead of the September 19 governorship election.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said this during a telephone chat with Sweet FM.

Adejobi stated that the command acted based on the instruction from the Inspector General of Police.

He said “I wouldn’t know why people are raising issues about that action of the police. We all know that whenever we have special elections like that of Edo, the Inspector-General of Police will always mop-up men from neighbouring states.

“The 1,000 men sent to Edo are part of the mop-up for this special duty in Edo State. We are part of the men the IG has deployed to make sure we have free fair and credible election in Edo state.

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“So, in Lagos, we just deployed the number in accordance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police from the Force headquarters.

“There’s nothing special about it, it is a normal thing. When we have elections like this, we always select police here and there. We want to maintain our standard that we have just done what the force headquarters has asked us to do.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has warned the 1,000 police officers to shun any practice that could dent the image of the police or truncate our democratic values in this country.

“So, the message is well prepared and that is what we have just done, nothing more.”

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