The current Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, has reacted to an alarm raised by a social media user, which revealed that some police officers threatened to arrest some supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Gregory Obi.
The Twitter user, identified as Jack, drew the attention of Mr. Benjamin to the incident; he explained that the boys who raised their flag under the Lekki Phase 1 bridge were told to vacate the premises due to anonymous calls that the police officer received since the commencement of their flag movement.
Jack wrote, “These boys have committed no crime, and a policeman told them they have been receiving calls since they started the Flag Movement, and that if they don’t leave that place, they will be arrested!” “They are under bridge Lekki Phase 1; nothing should happen to them!”
The spokesman for the Lagos Police Command clarified via a tweet, as he stated that the police questioned the boys after they received the calls just to find out facts from them and that no one was getting arrested.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin tweeted, “No one is getting arrested!” They have not constituted any nuisance, nor have they trespassed into anybody’s space. Being a responsive organization, the police went on a fact-finding mission after calls were received. “No more, no less.”