Police arrest Sowore supporters for destroying campaign posters in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six supporters of presidential candidate for allegedly destroying campaign posters in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, in a statement on Sunday,

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“The anti-crime patrol team of the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja Division, at around 2.30am on Sunday, December 9, 2018, arrested six young men namely: Olagokun Odunayo, Kool-kloud Henry, Ugaju Joseph, Damilola Omidiji, Michael Kate and Banwo Olagokun of the ‘Take It Back Movement’, tearing posters of other political parties and replacing them with those of the African Action Congress contrary to the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency law that forbids advertisers from pasting posters at no other hour than the day time. 

“The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects: a poster bearing the picture of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Mr Sowore, brush, buckets containing gums and torn posters of other political parties.”

Oti said Imohimi had directed that the suspects be charged to court today (Monday) for malicious damage and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace so as to serve as a deterrent to others.

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