Oyo Police Denies Assassination Attempt On Peter Obi
The Oyo State police command has disregarded the alleged attempt on Peter Obi’s life.
Recall that at the rally that was held on November 23 at the Lekan Salami, Adamasingba Stadium last week, a man was found in possession of a dagger.
Adewale Osifeso, the state police command’s spokesperson, claimed in a statement that while it was true that Lateef Wasiu was detained by police officers stationed at the event for having a concealed weapon (a double-faced jackknife) placed inside of his suit in violation of the 2022 Electoral Act and other governing laws, it was not in connection with any assassination.
Osifeso reminded the public that, contrary to widespread belief, Mr. Obi was not the target of an assassination attempt and cautioned them against believing false information that might jeopardize national security.
In addition to warning that “the command would deal decisively with defaulters through appropriate sanctions in strict accordance with the laws of the land,” the state police command advised the leadership of political groups in the state to persuade their supporters to refrain from approaching campaign grounds with dangerous objects in an effort to enforce dominance.
The suspect had been charged with appearing in court to justify his actions, according to the police chief.
“Further updates will be provided as necessary, thank you.” He spoke