Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, says the command is probing the alleged threat issued against non-supporters of the All Progressives Congress by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo.
Owohunwa said this on Friday in an interview with Arise TV ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections scheduled for Saturday in the state.
Oluomo, had in a viral video, allegedly issued threats that those who would not vote for the ruling party, the APC, in the state should stay at home.
He said in the viral video, “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.”
But the Lagos police boss stated, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any act, statement, or an action that could be interpreted as hate 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.
“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 hate, or engender political tension which could, of course, snowball into violence, 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. And it will be in the interest of the actors behind it and all others that might wish to also engage in such ill-informed, indirect action to be very careful, to be firmly warned because in the fullness of time, the full law will take its course and it will be not different in this instance, if established.”