Lagos Police issues strong warning ahead of March 11 governorship election
The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to bring legal action against those who use social media to spread false information and "provocative content" in an effort to frighten residents of the state.
This was stated on Monday by Benjamin Hundeyin, the command's spokesman.
Prior to the March 11 election for governor, Hundeyin was responding to the rise in propaganda and racial incitement on social media.
He also disclosed that the state's police have launched inquiries into related cases with the intention of bringing charges against those found guilty.
“The command has begun investigating this scaremongering with a view to apprehending and prosecuting those found culpable."
“The good people and residents of the state are urged to disregard all forms of messages, especially on social media, depicting fictitious, fallacious, and preposterous claims aimed at jeopardizing the peace currently being enjoyed in the state,” Hundeyin said.
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