Oyo State Police Command has reacted to the alleged assassination attempt on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi during his presidential rally in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Police Denies Assassination Attempt On Peter Obi
KanyiDaily recalls that a young man was accused of an assassination plot after he was caught with a dagger at Obi’s rally at the Lekan Salami, Adamasingba Stadium.
Reacting to the report on Saturday, the state public relations officer, Adewale Osifeso said the report was untrue, misleading, and a product of a figment of the author’s imagination.
Osifeso admitted that one Lateef Wasiu was arrested by police officers stationed at the venue for being in possession of a concealed weapon, a double-faced jack-knife placed on the inside of his suit in violation of the 2022 Electoral Act and other guiding regulations.
He, however, insisted that there was no assassination attempt on Obi’s life contrary to widespread, warning the people against fake news that could threaten the peace of the state.
Osifeso advised the leadership of political groups in the state to prevail on their supporters against approaching campaign grounds with dangerous objects in a bid to enforce dominance.
He also warned that; “the command would deal decisively with defaulters through appropriate sanctions in strict accordance with the laws of the land.”
The police boss said the suspect had been charged to court to explain the reason behind his action, adding, “Further updates would be provided accordingly, please.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was accused of sending thugs to disrupt the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally in Kaduna state.