Deputy Governor of Lagos State Obafemi Hamzat has denied claims that policemen carried out illegal arrests on Thursday night across the state, Igbere TV reports.
Social media users reacted to the rumour on Friday that areas in Lagos such as Surulere and Ojuelegba witnessed such clampdown following protests against police brutality.
Mr Hamzat said on Friday that the reports were false, calling for caution among social media users.
If you have any verified claim of unlawful arrests last night in Lagos, please share with me and the state team will get involved to resolve. Let's protect each other by not spreading fake news. Thank you.
— Obafemi Hamzat (@drobafemihamzat) October 16, 2020