Lagos State deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat, said the chairman of Lagos State Parks and Management, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, will face prosecution if he has broken the law.
“I don’t know the facts, But people should examine the facts. And if, in truth, he has broken the law, of course, he must pay for it. It’s as simple as ABC,” Hamzat said this during a Channels Television programme on Tuesday.
During the 2023 gubernatorial election, a trending video showed MC Oluomo allegedly intimidating Igbo voters who would not cast their ballots for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to stay home.
MC Oluomo’s statement drew criticisms from many, including opposition parties in the governorship election.
In response to criticism, MC Oluomo claimed that he was not speaking to the Igbo in Lagos but rather to a woman named “Iya Chukwudi” and added that he had used a playful tone when he made the statement.
The deputy governor said the statement can be regarded as a bant between two familiar people without another meaning being read to the issue.
“In the case of MC Oluomo, he has come out to say that he was actually referring to one woman, that is Mama Chinedu or something like that. There’s a video that shows that and that woman said, ‘He was talking to me, and we’ve been friends or he’s been my customer for years,” Hamzat said.
“[She said] that he was talking to her. So, I don’t know the facts, but people should examine the facts and if in truth he has broken the law, of course, he must pay for it. It’s as simple as ABC.”
Hamzat added that it is “very unfortunate” that voters were profiled on election day and that people were not allowed to vote because of what they looked like.
“That’s absolute nonsense. If it happened and there are videos, people should be arrested and prosecuted. That’s the bottom line.” (Guardian)