MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Authorities of the Lagos State Police Command have announced that in line with the security architecture emplaced for the 2023 General Elections, human and vehicular movements will be restricted on Saturday, February 25, 2023 between 0000hrs and 1800hrs across all roads, waterways and airways in Lagos State.
In the same vein, security aides of public and private individuals, who have already been scaled down in accordance with the Electoral Act 2022, are not allowed to escort their principals to polling units and collation centers armed.
Except for essential duty vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, patrol vehicles of Federal Government security agencies, the use of sirens at or around polling units and collation centres is totally banned. In line with the Electoral Act 2022, no state-owned security agency is part of election security.
In a statement on Friday, spokesman of the Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police said violators will be apprehended and prosecuted. Exempted from the movement restriction are essential workers, INEC officials and election observers.
Meanwhile, members of the public have been encouraged to be law-abiding as they exercise their franchise even as they are equally urged
to promptly contact the police on any of the following numbers to report suspicious persons or activities around them: 08127155132, 08065154338, 08063299264, 08039344870.