04.01.2022 news ‘You Have No Business Being in My State’ — Sanwo-Olu, Police Officer’s Face-Off at Magodo Estate

Published 4th Jan, 2022

By Tola Owoyele

A mild face-off ensued between Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, and an unidentified Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) during the governor’s visit to Magodo Estate Phase II to address the continued heavy police presence around the estate.

In a video recorded by The PUNCH on Tuesday, the CSP says he and his men are manning the estate on the orders of Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police.

READ ALSO: Sanwo-Olu Knocks Police for Continued Presence at Magodo Estate

However, in his response to the officer, the governor asks him to call his superiors in Abuja to give him orders to vacate the premises.

“Can you tell your superiors in Abuja that the governor is here, and I am the chief security officer, and that you have no business being in my state?” Sanwo-Olu asks.

But the police officer tells the governor to make the call himself.

“When I make that phone call, it will be tougher,” the governor further says.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Police Forcefully Evict Magodo Estate Residents Over Lagos Govt’s Debt

The governor says he has made two separate phone calls to the IGP and the AGF, and that the latter told him he was not aware of any deployment of police officers to the area.

He also says the police officers have no business manning the estate as they are not from the Lagos State Police Command.

FIJ found out that despite the governor’s comments, the officers refused to vacate the estate. Rather, they started singing and gyrating after the governor left.

Published 4th Jan, 2022

By Tola Owoyele


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