ADVERTISEMENT

No widespread violence during gov, assembly elections - Lagos CP insists

Owohunwa said police had anticipated some of the violent incidents and responded to them adequately.

New CP in Lagos, Idowu Owohunwa.

While acknowledging that electorate and electoral officers were brutally attacked in some polling units in the state, Owohunwa rejected the claims that the attacks were extensive.

He made these known while answering questions in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday.

The police chief also disclosed that the police had anticipated some of the attacks and responded swiftly to most of them.

ADVERTISEMENT

Owohunwa's words: 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.

“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.”

He also reacted to a video showing voters subduing a young man said to have snatched a ballot box at a polling unit, describing the action as illegal.

Owohunwa revealed that the man was later rescued by the police and other security agencies, adding that the suspected electoral offender was receiving medical attention.

ADVERTISEMENT

“He’s stable; he’s not dead,” the police chief said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Northern elders react to Supreme Court’s ruling on LG autonomy

Northern elders react to Supreme Court’s ruling on LG autonomy

Rector laments as Ondo poly fails to hold convocation for 11 years

Rector laments as Ondo poly fails to hold convocation for 11 years

Tinubu condoles with Muslim community over Jos Chief Imam's death

Tinubu condoles with Muslim community over Jos Chief Imam's death

Tinubu appoints Dantsoho as NPA MD, Adeyeye as board chairman

Tinubu appoints Dantsoho as NPA MD, Adeyeye as board chairman

Ministers were recently assessed, Tinubu will reshuffle cabinet in few weeks - Bwala

Ministers were recently assessed, Tinubu will reshuffle cabinet in few weeks - Bwala

Tinubu's ADC holds on to presidential job, chooses regent for Ilemona throne

Tinubu's ADC holds on to presidential job, chooses regent for Ilemona throne

FG admits Nigeria facing food crisis, sets up committee to tackle hunger

FG admits Nigeria facing food crisis, sets up committee to tackle hunger

Plateau govt confirms 22 dead, 132 injured from school building collapse

Plateau govt confirms 22 dead, 132 injured from school building collapse

Atiku's campaign spokesman, Bwala dumps PDP, says I'm close to joining APC

Atiku's campaign spokesman, Bwala dumps PDP, says I'm close to joining APC

Pulse Sports

The Cristiano Ronaldo question and 3 biggest disappointments of EURO 2024

The Cristiano Ronaldo question and 3 biggest disappointments of EURO 2024

God won't forgive him for the stress — Celebrity Arsenal fan on Liverpool icon Roberto Firmino becoming a pastor

God won't forgive him for the stress — Celebrity Arsenal fan on Liverpool icon Roberto Firmino becoming a pastor

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea set condition for Osimhen transfer as Arsenal AGREE personal terms with Calafiori plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Transfer News LIVE: Chelsea set condition for Osimhen transfer as Arsenal AGREE personal terms with Calafiori plus all the latest DONE deals and more

He will surpass me and others — France legend Zidane makes bold prediction for EURO 2024 star

He will surpass me and others — France legend Zidane makes bold prediction for EURO 2024 star

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT