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Lagos CP orders investigation into MC Oluomo’s threat against Igbo

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, on Friday, March 17 said the police have commenced investigation into the alleged threat issued by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo.

The CP made this revelation while granting a television interview ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday March 18, 2023.

The Informant247 recalls that MC Oluomo, in a viral video, issued a threat that the people of Igbo extraction residing in Lagos should not come to the polling unit if they will not cast their votes for the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

MC Oluomo said, “Please tell them, we have begged them. If they don’t vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them that Chukwudi’s mother, if you don’t vote for us, sit down at home. Do you understand? Sit down at home.”

While speaking about the threat, the Lagos CP said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any act, statement, or an action that could be interpreted as hate speech or that could be interpreted as deepening political tension regardless of the brain that might be behind it. With regards to this specific video you mentioned, it is currently a subject of a detailed investigation.”

“Of course, we are deploying our cyber security access to solve that. And, I can assure you that nobody is above the law. This country is regulated. Anybody that tries to use his position, or his influence on others to deepen hate, or engender political tension which could, of course, snowball into violence, it remains the responsibility and the mandate of the Nigeria Police to investigate such cases.

“This specific one you mentioned will not be in isolation. It is already a subject of review. And it will be in the interest of the actors behind it and all others that might wish to also engage in such ill-informed, indirect action to be very careful, to be firmly warned because in the fullness of time, the full law will take its course and it will be not different in this instance if established,” Owohunwa added.

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