The Lagos state police on Sunday at 2:30am arrested six persons allegedly involved in the destruction of campaign posters of an undisclosed political party and replacing them with another.
According to reports the suspects who belong to ‘TAKE IT BACK Movement’ were found tearing posters of other political parties and replacing them with that of African Action Congress (AAC), which was contrary to Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency laws that forbade advertisers from pasting posters at no other hour than during day time.
At a meeting held by the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Imohimin Edgal, at the Police Officers Mess, GRA, Ikeja, with some political stakeholders, the Independent National Electoral Commission and parties’ flag bearers, an agreement was reached by political parties in Lagos not to deface campaign posters of other political parties nor destroy their billboards.
The Anti crime patrol team of ikeja police division recovered exhibits from the suspects which include a poster bearing the picture of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, (AAC) Sowore, brush, buckets containing gums and turn off posters of other political parties.
Report has it that the Commissioner of Police has charged the suspects to court for malicious damage and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace to serve as a deterrent to others.