The Oyo State Police Command has identified as Lateef Wasiu the man who was captured with a double-sided jackknife on Wednesday during the Labour Party’s presidential campaign in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Adewale Osifeso, a spokesman for the police command, said in a statement released on Saturday that the suspect, who concealed the weapon within his suit, was apprehended by police at the demonstration site.
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However, Osifeso disproved a widely circulated report that the suspect attempted to kill Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.Information Guide Nigeria
By bringing a weapon to the demonstration, he claimed, Wasiu violated existing rules, particularly the 2022 Electoral Act.
The suspect has been indicted in court, according to the police spokesperson.
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Osifeso said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the event was characterised with effective deployment of operational, tactical and intelligence assets, which was monitored under the highest levels of professionalism.NYSC portal
“He was arrested by police operatives stationed at the venue for being in possession of a concealed weapon, a double-faced jackknife on the inside of his suit in violation of the 2022 Electoral Act and other guiding regulations.JAMB portal
“Assertively, the Command wishes to reiterate that there was no assassination attempt on the life of Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, contrary to widespread, unfounded speculations. Lateef Wasiu has already been charged to court.”
When the guy was apprehended with the firearm at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Adamasingba, Ibadan, a viral video of the incident had previously gone viral online. People said the incident was an attempt to assassinate the Labour Party presidential candidate, eliciting a variety of responses.JAMB Result
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