The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Joseph Mbu, says the threat he issued to kill 10 people for every policeman killed made the governorship and assembly elections to be peaceful in Lagos.
Mbu spoke on Saturday after monitoring the elections in some parts of the state with journalists.
The AIG visited the Ikeja, Agege, Alimosho, Somolu, Ogudu, Yaba, Lagos Island and Gbagada areas of Lagos State, among others.
There was no chaos or fight in all the areas as residents cheered the police team.
However, three people were arrested in the Ikeja GRA for moving around in their cars, while a passerby, who attempted recording the scene, was equally apprehended.
His Smartphone was smashed on the ground by a policeman.
At the end of the tour, Mbu lauded the courage of policemen in the state and the orderly conduct of the elections.
Asked what was responsible for the peaceful conduct of the elections, Mbu said, “Generally, people are becoming more and more mature.
“Also, the statement I made, which people misconstrued, also helped the police because people say, ‘this man has come o, and whatever he says, he means it’, and that instilled fear in them. Go and check all the places where I served, how many people have died? We don’t kill anyhow.
“But you have to instill fear so that people will have more respect for the police.
“Now we have succeeded as far as I am concerned.”
The AIG acknowledged some fracas in the Agric, Ikorodu area of the state, saying it was minor and the police were able to arrest the situation.