The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, on Friday, said that an investigation has been launched into the alleged thr£at issued against a tribe by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo.
Owohunwa made this known while featuring in an interview with Arise News on the preview of the governorship and state assembly elections slated for Saturday.
MC Oluomo, in a viral video, had thr£atened that a set of people living in Lagos should not bother to come to the polls if they will not for the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the video, MC Oluomo said, “Please tell them, we have begged them. If they don’t vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them that Chukwudi’s mother, if you don’t vote for us, sit down at home. Do you understand? Sit down at home.”
Reacting to the thr£at today, Lagos CP said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any act, statement, or an action that could be interpreted as h@t£ speech or that could be interpreted as deepening political tension regardless of the brain that might be behind it. With regards to this specific video you mentioned, it is currently a subject of a detailed investigation.”
Owohunwa also warned all those brewing v#ol£nc£ in the state should desist or face the full wrath of the law, adding that the law enforcement agents will not spare any lawbreaker.
“Of course, we are deploying our cyber security access to solve that. And, I can assure you that nobody is above the law. This country is regulated. Anybody that tries to use his position, or his influence on others to deepen h@t£, or engender political tension which could, of course, snowball into viol£nc£, it remains the responsibility and the mandate of the Nigeria Police to investigate such cases.
This specific one you mentioned will not be in isolation. It is already a subject of review,” he said.