By Bola Owolola
Ogun State Police Command has uncovered a clandestine plan by some disgruntled elements to unleash violence on innocent citizens of the state under the cover of some transport unions in the state.
The Command made this known in a statement. It reads:
The command hereby wish to warn that anybody or group who make any attempt to disrupt the peace of the state under any guise will be decisively dealt with no matter how highly placed such person or group might be.
As an organization constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties, the command will not fold its arms while some few miscreants will be making life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state.
In view of this, members of various transport unions and other associations are hereby warned to desist from any act capable of undermining the peace of the state, as any act of thuggery, hooliganism and brigandage will be viewed with all seriousness and the perpetrators will have the law enforcement agencies to contend with.
The command believes that every union and association has rules and regulations guiding the activities of members, therefore, aggrieved members of any of the unions should channel their grievances through the laid down procedures rather than taking laws into their hands as doing so will definitively be counterproductive.
All our DPOs Area commanders as well as our special units have been directed by the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama to decisively deal with any trouble maker in the state.
All law abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses without fear of any harassment or intimidation, and if any suspicious movement or gathering is noticed anywhere in the state, such should be brought to the attention of the police without delay.