Police in Osun State has warned against any unlawful gathering and protest, insisting that it is a violation of the Covid-19 laws.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, said the intelligence at the disposal of the Command revealed that some unscrupulous elements are planning to embark on unlawful gathering/protest, to show their grievances concerning an ill-conceived perception of insecurity and hike in food prices in the state.
Olawoyin quoted the State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, as saying that this unlawful plan be jettisoned, and consequently warned, that “the Command will not condone any act(s) that will jeopardize the existing relative peace and tranquility currently enjoyed in the state”.
“It should be noted that, the spate of insecurity presently experienced is nationwide and not peculiar to Osun State, who is lucky to have her own share put in check. Be reminded also that, gathering of any sort is unlawful and a violation of COVID-19 laws,” it added.
The CP therefore appealed to all parents and guardians to warn their children and/or wards to desist from any act(s), capable of causing the breach of peace in the state.
“Be warned also that, the Command will not tolerate deliberate blocking of roads to impede free-flow of human and vehicular movements, molestation of peace-loving members of the public, and willful/malicious destruction of any kind whatsoever. This will be resisted vehemently,” PPRO further stated.
Olokode assured the good people of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestations from any person or group, as adequate security measures have been emplaced for maximum security of lives and property of the citizens.