Ogbeta.ng: Due to re-occurrence of violence, Ogun state police command bans street carnivals

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Due to re-occurrence of violence, Ogun state police command bans street carnivals

The Ogun State police command on Saturday placed an indefinite embargo on any form of street carnival or public procession across the state following recent series of violence and wanton destruction of valuable properties in the state which were linked to such carnivals.


The embargo followed a review of the security situation in the state by the Police Commissioner, CP, Kenneth Ebrimson, and his team, which indicated that the street carnivals have become avenues for some unscrupulous elements and cultists to unleash terror on members of the public.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release stated that as an organisation saddled with constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and properties, the command could not fold its arms while hoodlums tried to make life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), added that the command has hereby banned all forms of street carnival, warning that anybody that organises carnival, rally, procession or blocks any public road anywhere in the state despite the warning, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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