Police Begin Probe Of MC Oluomo’s Threat Against Igbo After Oluomo Recants,Says He Was Joking

Police Begin Probe Of MC Oluomo’s Threat Against Igbo After Oluomo Recants,Says He Was Joking

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa has said that an investigation has been launched into the alleged threat issued against Igbo by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo.

Owohunwa made this known while featuring in an interview with TV Arise News on the preview of the governorship and state assembly elections slated for Saturday.

MC Oluomo, in a viral video while addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC at a meeting on Thursday, had threatened Igbos who would not vote for the APC to stay off polling stations.

The statement had triggered a nationwide outrage, with many calling for his arrest.

However in another video message released on Friday, Mr Oluomo withdrew his perceived threat to Igbo residents in Lagos, saying he was only joking, adding that the video clip was not meant for the public.

He said: “Good afternoon to all my brothers and sisters. My name is Alhaji Musilu Ayinde Akinsanya, at the meeting I went to yesterday, I was discussing with my sister, Iya Chukwudi.

“I was referring to her that Iya Chukwudi, if you are not voting for me, sit down at home and the next thing I saw was the video on social media.

“People started to mention my name; please I am always for peace; when you take a look at Lagos State there is peace; why will I say don’t go out to vote, if they don’t come out to vote, how will we get votes for APC to win?

“APC is my party; count me out of the talk going around, the person I was referring to in the video was in the meeting with me, that was why I quickly went to meet her that they said you should not go out and Iya Chukwudi is here with me.”

Reacting to the threat, Lagos CP said: “We condemn in strongest possible terms any act, statement that could be interpreted, speech that could be interpreted deeply as political tension. With regards to this specific video, it is currently a subject of an investigation.

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