The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has said that five officials of the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency are in police detention for destroying his campaign boards.
Agbaje said this on Sunday after residents of the Pedro area of the state reportedly caught five LASSAA officials destroying his campaign billboards and loading them onto a truck on the Third Mainland Bridge.
The LASSAA officials were allegedly taken to the Pedro Police Station in Shomolu, Lagos, where they gave their names as Julius Opebenyo, Tunde Akanbi, George Benson, Yinka Adejuwon and Saba Edgal.
The apprehended men were said to have donned the LASSAA uniform, with the agency’s identity card on them, a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Mr Felix Oboagwina, said.
Protesting the incident, Agbaje said, “We have lost hundreds of boards to the activities of supposedly LASSAA officials. We believe this is a conspiracy by those in government against us. It is just not acceptable.
“These people preach democracy, but do not practise democracy. Democracy is about choice. It is about allowing us to express ourselves.”