Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has stated the Oba of Lagos did not threaten Igbo residents in Lagos. IG Abba stated this while commenting on the reported threat of Ndigbo in Lagos State by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
According to him, the royal father denied the allegations.
“On the issue of Oba of Lagos making a statement about who the electorate should vote for in the governorship election, I must tell you I saw it in the media and I tried all my best to verify whether that statement was made and, so far, what I have been able to gather is the fact that the Oba himself denied it, and if the Oba denied it, who am I to say that he did make it. “However, if for any reason that becomes a subject of further efforts to confirm if he did it or not, we will do it,” he said.
The IGP, who also spoke on the fire outbreak which wiped out the family of the Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Alhaji Minkaila Abdullahi, ruled out sabotage.
According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that it was a fire incident but that if subsequent investigations, especially medical reports, state otherwise, then the police would tell the Nigerians.