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Viral incendiary videos: Police commence investigation

° Urge electorate to ignore videos as adequate security has been emplaced

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered the Cybercrimes Unit of the Command to commence immediate and comprehensive investigation into various incendiary and inciting videos making the rounds on social media in relation to the 2023 General Elections.

According to Lagos State Publlic Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Benjamin Hundeyin,” CP Owohunwa, while condemning in the strongest possible terms the making and sharing of these videos, has assured Lagosians that the brains and motives behind the videos will be unmasked and those found culpable dealt with in accordance with the Cybercrimes Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015. “He equally assures that the outcome of the investigation will be made public in the interest of transparency and public accountability.

“Meanwhile, while the investigative process is advancing, CP Owohunwa urges voters to disregard the videos and proceed to exercise their franchise as adequate and improved security has been emplaced at various polling units and collation centres across the state.

“In the same vein, the Command warns all persons planning on fomenting trouble before, during and after the elections to steer clear of such or have the full weight of the law to contend with.

“Members of the public can promptly reach the Police on any of the following numbers to report any infraction relating to the security of the electoral process: 08127155132, 08065154338, 08063299264, 08039344870”.

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