Residents of Magodo Phase II estate have decried the continued presence of armed policemen deployed by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had visited the estate and ordered the police to stop their operation and vacate the premises as the matter was between private individuals and the state government.
But to the surprise of those around, the leader of the security operatives told the governor that officers were at the estate on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Sanwo-Olu had said, “Can you call your superiors in Abuja and tell them that the governor is here and as the Chief Security Officer, you don’t have any business being in my state right now and that I want you to disengage right now?”
Replying, the CSP said, “I am here on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police through the AGF. I am too small or too low to call them. Your Excellency sir, you can call them sir.”
In an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, the Chairman, Magodo Residents Association, Bajo Osinubi, said the police operatives are still on the ground.
“The police are still in the estate. Magodo is a very peaceful estate, with no riot, banditry, kidnapping, they can as well remove the police and take them to violent flashpoints and not Magodo.
“The Governor has intervened in the case; he came in yesterday and has called for a meeting today, so what are the police still doing in Magodo. He is the Chief Security Officer in the state.”
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