Why we deployed 1,000 policemen for Edo election – Lagos police command

The Lagos State Police Command has defined why it deployed 1,000 of its officers to Edo State forward of Saturday’s governorship election.

DAILY POST reviews that the command, on Sunday, stated it has deployed 1,000 officers to Edo for the September 19 gubernatorial election.

In the meantime, Nigerians have been expressing issues on why such numerous officers have been deployed to Edo from Lagos.

However, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated the command acted based mostly on the instruction from the pressure headquarters in Abuja.

Talking in a phone interview on Candy FM Abeokuta on Monday, Adejobi stated:

“I wouldn’t know why persons are elevating points about that motion of the police. Everyone knows that every time we now have particular elections like that of Edo, the Inspector-Common of Police will all the time mop-up males from neighbouring states.

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“The 1,000 males despatched to Edo are a part of the mop-up for this particular responsibility in Edo State. We’re a part of the lads the IG has deployed to ensure we now have free honest and credible election in Edo state.

“So, in Lagos, we simply deployed the quantity in accordance with the directive of the Inspector Common of Police from the Drive headquarters.”

Adejobi spoke additional that, “there’s nothing particular about it, it’s a regular factor. When we now have elections like this, we all the time choose police right here and there. We need to preserve our normal that we now have simply performed what the pressure headquarters has requested us to do.”

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Adejobi disclosed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, warned the 1,000 law enforcement officials to shun any observe “that would dent the picture of the police or truncate our democratic values on this nation.”

“So, the message is nicely ready and that’s what we now have simply performed, nothing extra,” Adejobi careworn.

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