The commissioner of police in Lagos has denied reports that the force is planning to raid streets on the nights of Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Thursday, February 14.
The command insisted that the information did not emanate from it and should be regarded as untrue.
"The attention of the commissioner of police, Lagos state, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, has been drawn to the news making the rounds on the social media to the effect that the Command will carry out a general raid, on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15. The writer went further to warn people not to keep late nights on the aforementioned days due to the so called 'raid'.
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"In view of the development, the command wishes to unequivocally state that the information did not emanate from it and should be regarded as untrue.
"The CP assures Lagosians of adequate security before, during and after the elections. He enjoins all residents to come out en masse without fear of intimidation and exercise their franchise as the Command in collaboration with sister agencies has deployed 30000 personnel for the general elections commencing on Saturday, February 16.
"Lagosians are therefore advised to discountenance the information and go about their lawful businesses," the statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Lagos command of the Nigerian Police Force arrested three men as they allegedly attempted to recruit unsuspecting members of the public while posing as fake ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The disclosure was made by the Lagos state police public relations officer, Chike Oti, who said the arrests were effected following a complaint from the deputy director of INEC, Shomolu local government, Mrs S.O. Akinwunmi.
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