By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, has warned members of the public to desist from organizing or holding any form of carnivals as it could constitute a threat to security of the public.
He said that the ban on annual carnival is still in force.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola said the warning becomes imperative as miscreants/hoodlums usually capitalize on the carnival to carry out their nefarious activities.
The statement reads: “To guarantee water-tight security, the Commissioner of Police has given marching orders to DC Operations, the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to embark on intensive patrols in all the nooks and crannies of the state to enforce the ban.
“Parents and guardians are also advised to be security conscious and caution their wards to be law-abiding as anyone found conducting himself or herself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“Residents and law-abiding citizens are encouraged to give prompt and useful report of any suspicion by calling the following distress phone numbers: 08039537995, 08123823981, 08075872433 or report to the nearest Police Station.”