The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Paul Odama psc (+) has warned politicians and their supporters against destruction and defacement of opposing political party postals in the state.
The police boss frowned at the reports reaching him on the bare-faced disbodience to his admonition to political gladiators to warn their supporters against violence during his parley with political parties executives few weeks ago.
This was contained in a statement signed by SP Okasanmi Ajayi, the Public Relations Officer of the command and made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday.
According to him, the destruction of Banners and Bill-boards, apart from being against Electoral law, is also a crime against the freedom of expression as enshrined in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, it is also morally unjustifiable.
“Consequently, any person or group of persons found in the act of destroying or defacing any political party postal or bill- board would be arrested and prosecuted.”
The CP therefore advised parents and guidance to warn their children and wards against becoming tools in the hands of some mischievous politicians who are hell bent on jeopardizing the level playing ground the command has promised and working hard to emplace in Kwara State, so as to ultimately achieve the goal of a peaceful, free and credible elections come 2023.
The Commissioner of Police Kwara State in furtherance of his determination has vowed to end the negative acts of bill board destruction.
He has directed all the Divisional Police officers in the state to intensify patrols within their Areas of Responsibilities ( AORs) to ensure that no bill board or postal of any political party is defaced or destroyed.
The DPOs were also warned to be prepared to face the consequences of dereliction of the directives.