The Ogun State Police Command has commended the “good people of Ogun State for conducting themselves in peaceful and orderly manner during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections which made the conduct of the elections a rancor-free one.”
This commendation was contained in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which he issued in Abeokuta, the state capital on Wednesday.
The peaceful conduct at the elections, the state police spokesman said, further shows the high level of political maturity, tolerance and enlightenment on the part of the good people of the Gateway State.
“On our part as an institution saddled with responsibility of protecting life and property, we wish to reiterate our commitment to provision of adequate security before, during and after the remaining elections coming up on the 9th of March 2019.
“Since another round of campaign has commenced, the Command hereby appeals to the actors in the field of politics to play the game in accordance with the laid down rules and regulation as any act of violence, thuggery and hooliganism will not be tolerated.
“The ugly incident of Monday 11th of February 2019 during the APC Presidential campaign has been viewed with all seriousness, as any act of that nature under any guise will not be tolerated.
“For the information of general public, six amongst the hoodlums namely:- OLAOYE TUNDE ‘M’ 43, BASHIRU ALLI ‘M’ 40YRS, AYOOLA MUYIWA ’50’, YAKUBU WAHAB ‘M’ 28, OPEYEMI OMIYEFA ‘M’ 31YRS AND AKEEM BILIAMINU ‘M’ AGED 38 who partook in that incident have since been arrested and were currently being prosecuted at Chief Magistrate Court II Isabo Abeokuta.
“Therefore, the Command is using this opportunity to warn anybody who might have the intention of fomenting any form of trouble to stay clear from Ogun State as such person or group will be decisively dealt with according to the law of the land.”