AIG Alabi blows hot, warns against attempt to cause breach of peace
The Zone 2 Police Command, Lagos, has warned that it would not condone any act of lawlessness and breach of peace in the aftermath of the 2023 general elections.
The command was reacting to a message making the rounds on social media to the effect that a politically-motivated violence is about to erupt.
The Ag. Assistant Inspector- General of Police in charge of the zone, Abiodun Sylvester Alabi has, however, called on the residents of Lagos and Ogun to disregard the publication and go about their lawful businesses without any fear of intimidation, assuring them of their safety and that of their properties.
Alabi, in a press release e-signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), SP Hauwa Idris-Adamu, warned politicians and their supporters to desist from fueling any form of violence or acts capable of breaching public peace.
According to the release, the AIG further warned that, anyone caught engaged in an such act would incur the full wrath of the law.
The release reads thus: “It has been brought to the notice of the management of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2 Command Headquarters Onikan, Lagos, that there is a message making the rounds on social media that supporters of a certain political gladiator are threatening to cause violence, breakdown of law and order, disrupt social activities, molest, kill and intimidate members of the public.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police of the Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan- Lagos, AIG Abiodun S. Alabi, therefore finds it imperative to clear the air and inform members of the public to disregard the publication and go about their lawful businesses without any fear of intimidation as safety of their lives and properties is assured.
“We therefore enjoin all good people and residents of Lagos and Ogun states to be rest assured of their safety at all times as the Nigeria Police Force is on top of the situation.
“Meanwhile, politicians and their supporters are warned to desist from fueling any form of violence or acts that could cause breach of public peace, as anyone caught engaged in such act will face the full wrath of the law.