The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has refuted reports of widespread violence in the region during the governorship and state assembly elections on Saturday.
Speaking in an interview with Channels TV, Owohunwa stated that he is in a position to give accurate information on the issue because his words are not driven by sentiment or political affiliation.
The CP disclosed that he gets constant feedback from the officers in the field and that even though there were reports of security breaches as expected, they were not widespread.
"I should be in a position of authority to tell you practically what is on ground because whatever I tell you is not driven by sentiment, is not driven by political affiliation, is not driven by emotion.
"I deployed those policemen and I get constant feedback from my officers on the field as to the development.
"Yes, there were reported cases of security breaches and yes we responded to most of them.
"Yes, in some instances it would naturally affect the electoral process but I can confirm that is it not widespread", he stated.
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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has said that there has been no widespread voter suppression or violence in the state's elections on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/3zYQhLL04h