By Raymomd Osho
ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Police Command has warned that it would not condone another violent protest in the state as planned by some individuals.
The protest, tagged “ENDSARS Phase II” was scheduled to hold today Monday December 7, 2020.
The Police Spokespersons, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a release in Abeokuta on Sunday night described the individuals as misguided and troubleakers.
The Command affirmed that it is right of the youths to employ protest to express their grievances over issues of governance, arguing that there is nothing at present that calls for such protest in the state.
The statement reads, “It has come to the knowledge of Ogun State Police Command that some misguided individuals are planning to stage a violent protest tagged: “ENDSARS Phase 11” tomorrow (7th of December 2020) in Ogun State.
“While the command recognizes that it is the right of citizens to employ protest to express their grievances over issues of governance, there is however nothing at present that calls for such protest in the Gateway State, except for those who see trouble making as a lucrative business”.
The command said no reasonable person after the massive destruction of properties and loss of lives occasioned by the recent #Endsars protest would again be contemplating another violent protest so soon.
The statement continued, “In Ogun State, we have since the end of #Ensars protest been enjoying well-deserved peace. Socio-economic activities have resumed fully. Schools have also resumed, and the children in particular can be seen happily resuming and closing from schools.
“The Ogun State command wishes to appeal to members of public, especially our adorable youths not to allow themselves to be used for any act capable of undermining the peace of the state as such will be viewed with all seriousness.
“The Command has been enjoying cordial relationship with law abiding youths in the state since after the #EndSars protest. Of more interest is that some of them have been assisting the police in apprehending criminals in recent times.
“It is in the interest of the good people of Ogun state that the tempo of this very beneficial joint anti-crime operations be sustained rather than diverting precious time and energy to foment trouble in the state.”