Attacks on some Peter Obi supporters were verified by the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday.
According to reports, several thugs attacked rally attendees who were coming from Jakande, Ajah axis of the state to Tafa Balewa Square on Lagos Island.
While confirming the attacks, Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), called them reprehensible and promised an investigation.
Through his verified Twitter account @BenHundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Command made this announcement.
“Jakande Ward Chairman of the Labour Party commendably reported an attack on his party members at Ilasan Division. Four injured persons have been given medical attention. DPO Ilasan has commenced preliminary investigations while SCID is to fully take over investigations,” he said in a tweet.
“The injured and other witnesses are assisting the Police with relevant information that would aid the apprehension and prosecution of the attackers.
“This attack is reprehensible! It is verifiable that the Command had stationed, since yesterday, patrol vehicles and officers at the Tafawa Balewa Square venue of today’s rally. We had already secured the venue to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
“The regrettable attack happened about 15km away from the rally venue. As earlier stated, the SCID will take over investigations towards apprehending and prosecuting the attackers.”