- The people of Ogun have been warned against any action that can jeopardise the inauguration of the governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on May 29
- The state command’s public relations officer said the police got information that some people had plans of causing chaos during the inauguration
- Twenty-four hourly surveillance patrols across the length and breadth of the state has been ordered by the commissioner of police
The Ogun state police command disclosed that it has uncovered plans by unscrupulous individuals to disrupt the inauguration of the governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on May 29, 2019.
The Nation reports that the command’s public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a release, stated that the police got wind of the plot via “security intelligence.”
The police spokesman, therefore, advised such people to approach the court for justice and not attempt to heat up the polity in Ogun state.
He stated: “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.
“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."
Members of the public have been advised to any form of public procession, rally or carnival related to chieftaincy and land matters on hold, for now, for the sake of peace and order.
The police said it would 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.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, March 7, upheld the candidacy of Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun state in the Saturday, March 9 governorship election.
The court dismissed the suit filed by an APC member in the state, AbdulRafiu Baruwa, praying the court to disqualify the APC candidate on the ground that he supplied false information to INEC in his Form CF 001.
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