In the aftermath of the recent increase in cult related killings and gang wars in the state, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has vowed not to condone the act and deadly clashes sponsored by politicians in the state.
The Police boss made the disclosure during a security town hall meeting stating that; “The Command cannot allow cult groups to hold sway, hoping they will receive patronage from politicians. Lagos is a cosmopolitan state and an elite environment, so there is no room for thuggery here.”
He continued saying; “I am calling on politicians to abide by the rules. INEC has made it clear that no form of campaign, either for Presidency or National Assembly, is allowed until November 18, 2018 , while that of governorship will commence on December 2, 2018. Political activities will not commence under any guise before the scheduled dates.
“Politicians should not go to public places and give money out. I am also advising that they should not give money out, because most of the troubles and killings that come up are usually because of money sharing.”
Edgal concluded that “it is the fight over that money that usually leads to the loss of life. It doesn’t make any sense if a politician’s good gestures would lead to the loss of lives.”