The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a publication titled “Police Shut Lagos APC Secretariat” on the social media and in some Nigerian newspapers. The police command was alleged to have shut down the All Progressive Congress Party Secretariat along ACME Road, Ogba, Lagos State, as a result of the rumored protest by some party members on Thursday 3rd June, 2021.
The Command receives the report as a rude shock and unfounded as the Police have no power to shut down any political institution or its Secretariat except on the ground of total anarchy and violent crises endangering the security of lives and property therein.
Suffice to state that the presence of policemen at the APC party Secretariat along ACME Road Ogba, was a proactive measure being put in place by the command to fortify the Secretariat during and after the party primaries that were held on Saturday 29th May, 2021; and the policemen are still on standby at the party Secretariat.
In a press statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Olumuyiwa Adejobi on behalf of the Lagos Police Command, said It is pertinent to state that there was no protest or crisis recorded at the APC office to warrant any shut down or total closure of the APC Party’s office as wrongfully reported in some newspapers and the social media.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore refutes the referred publication and appeals to the general public to disregard it as the Lagos State Police Command will not in anyway act in divergence to the extant laws of the land and ethics of the Nigeria Police Force.