2023 Elections: No Widespread Violence In Lagos — Commissioner Of Police

Idowu Owohunwa, the commissioner of police for Lagos State, has denied rumors that there was widespread violence in the city on Saturday during the gubernatorial and state assembly elections.

Owohunwa asserted in an interview that as he is not motivated by sentiment or political allegiance, he is in a position to provide factual facts on the subject.

The CP said that he receives regular input from the field officers and that while there were instances of security breaches as was to be expected, they were not frequent.

“I should be in a position of authority to tell you practically what is on ground because whatever I tell you is not driven by sentiment, is not driven by political affiliation, is not driven by emotion.

“I deployed those policemen and I get constant feedback from my officers on the field as to the development.

“Yes, there were reported cases of security breaches and yes we responded to most of them.

“Yes, in some instances it would naturally affect the electoral process but I can confirm that is it not widespread”, he stated.