Nigeria Police uncovers plans to disrupt May 29 ceremony in Ogun State
On Tuesday, the Ogun State Police Command said it has uncovered plans by some individuals to cause trouble across the state with a view to disrupting the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun on May 29.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi revealed the command’s findings in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He stated that rallies and assemblies are being planned to disrupt the inauguration ceremony in an attempt to heat up tension across the state.
“The Security Intelligence at the disposal of Ogun State Police reveals that some unscrupulous elements are scheming to foment trouble across the State with a view to disrupting the inauguration of the new administration scheduled for 29th May, 2019,” Oyeyemi was quoted by Vanguard.
“Rallies, processions and assemblies in public places are being orchestrated by these enemies of peace seemingly to resolve chieftaincy and land-related matters rather than approaching the Court to seek justice. All of these are aimed at heating up the State before the inauguration.
“In view of this, the Command has put in place a robust security arrangement aimed at checkmating such trouble makers and other criminally-minded persons, including miscreants and disgruntled elements.
“The special units of the Command namely SARS, PMF, STS, Anti-kidnapping as well as DPOS and Area Commanders have been placed on red alert with specific instruction to closely monitor these misguided elements and respond swiftly to any distress calls and disturbance of public peace.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has also ordered twenty-four hourly surveillance patrols across the length and breadth of the State.
“Consequently, members of public are hereby advised, for the purpose of peace, law and order, to put on hold, for now, any form of public procession, rally or carnival related to chieftaincy and land matters and rather seek alternative dispute resolution methods, or approach the law court for redress.
“In furtherance to this, persons or group intending to hold public assemblies and rallies other than as stated above are advised to contact the office of the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, for necessary approval and security.
“The Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody or group who attempts to disrupt the peace of the State no matter how highly placed such person(s) may be, as the law is no respecter of anybody.
“The Police in Ogun State is committed to the defense of the rule of law, safety and security for all law-abidding citizens in Ogun State.”