By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Police Command has warned individuals or groups planning to stage a protest in commemoration of the one year anniversary of #EndSars saga to stop the plan.
A statement signed by the Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday said the command is fully prepared to use all legitimate means to avert such intending protest.
The statement reads in part: “The intelligence that availed the police command revealed clandestine plans by some youths/group of people to embark on protest in commemoration of one year anniversary of #EndSars saga which is scheduled to hold tomorrow 20th October, 2021.
” In view of this, the Commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode warned individual or group of individuals that are planning such in the state and their sponsor(s) to stop the plan or any of such action (s) forthwith as the Command will not allow a repeat of last year #EndSars saga and is fully prepared to use all legitimate means to avert such intending protest.
“Consequently, the state Police Command will not tolerate any unlawful protest/gathering or assembly that will jeopardize the peace of the state as the last year #EndSars saga protest’ still lingers in the minds of Nigerians especially the Police and other security agencies which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property.
“Therefore, the Commissioner of Police has given a marching orders to the Area commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical units to be at alert and nip in the bud any act capable of truncating the peace of the state.
“The CP advised parents and guardians to warn their wards to be law-abiding, and desist from such planned protest/gathering/ assembly as the State Police Command will arrest and prosecute defaulters.
“The CP advised the good people of the state to go about their lawful daily activities while the Command has taken necessary security measures to forestall any likely breakdown of law and order.”