Nigerians have reacted to the embarrassing moment Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was subjected to by a Chief Superintendent of Police.
Naija News had reported that the CSP openly defied the order of the governor to vacate the Magodo Phase 2 Estate area of the state on Tuesday.
Recall that security operatives had besieged the estate in the company of suspected land grabbers and members of a family who had planned to execute a Supreme Court justice.
This development had caused a commotion as residents called on Sanwo-Olu to intervene.
The governor then visited the estate and told the leader of the security operatives to vacate the premises as the matter was between private individuals and the state government.
But to the surprise of those around, the CSP told the governor that he and his colleagues 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).
Reacting to the incident, some Nigerians took to social media to condemn the IGP and Malami for invading the state without consulting Sanwo-Olu.
While others mocked the governor for failing to ask the police operatives to leave the Magodo Phase II estate gate.
Below are some reactions culled by this news platform
@taiwoalabiho2 wrote: “If Sanwo-Olu says those police officers were on illegal duty in Magodo, the residents should have mobbed them.”
@EbituPromise wrote: “Sanwo-Olu should call Sega or Rinu or Mr Macaroni so they can help him. If he can’t do that he should carry placards around Lekki Toll Gate and protest. They can only flex muscle on peaceful protesters. See how ordinary CSP drag him.”
@Ambrosia_Ijebu wrote: “People that can procure Supreme Court judgement, procure Malami, procure IGP, then procure a CSP with the balls to tell Sanwo-Olu to take several seats are not playing. Magodo residents are in for it.”
@theonly1acre wrote: “That liver that guy displayed towards Sanwo-Olu was exactly how Master Jesus instructed the disciples to get an Ass for his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. You think the Ministry of the Gospel of Christ was beans?”
@Engr_Series wrote: “That CSP flouted Sanwo-Olu’s order (a whole CSO of the state) without no single form of fright. Wow.”
@sirpeeworld wrote: “Police CSP Defies Sanwo-Olu’s Order To Vacate Magodo Estate, Claims AGF, IGP Sent Him.
“Someone from the North will give order from his Abuja office to demolish hundreds of buildings. The IG doesn’t even know where Magodo is located inside Lagos. That’s how they destabilise States.”
@Manlike_ED wrote: “The only thing left for that CSP to do was to grab Sanwo-Olu in the balls and throw him out of Magodo.
“You can be a Governor and not be the Governor. I can be a Governor and I am the Governor.” – Gov. Wike (December 2021).
“Sanwo-Olu is a Governor that’s not the Governor.“
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