The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the above titled publication on the social media and in some Nigerian newspapers that the command has 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.
It’s pertinent to state that there was no protest or crisis recorded at the Secretariat to warrant any shut down or total closure of the APC Party Secretariat 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.
CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI (mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
DATED 4TH JUNE, 2021.