By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has issued a warning to transport unions operating in the State to desist from any act capable of undermining the peace of the State.
The Command in a statement by its Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Saturday, disclosed that it had uncovered a clandestine plan by some disgruntled elements to unleash violence on innocent residents of the State under the cover of some transport unions in the State.
According to Oyeyemi, anybody or group with any attempt to disrupt the peace of the State under any guise would be decisively dealt with “no matter how highly placed such person or group might be.”
Oyeyemi said, “As an organisation constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties, the Command will not fold its arms while some few miscreants are trying to make life difficult for law abiding citizens of the State”.
“In view of this”, Oyeyemi said, “Members of various transport unions and other associations are hereby warned to desist from any act capable of undermining the 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 advised aggrieved members of any of the unions to channel their grievances through the laid down procedures rather than taking laws into their hands “as doing so will definitively be counter productive.”
According to Oyeyemi, the State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama had directed its officers 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 any where in the State, such should be brought to the attention of the Police without delay”, Oyeyemi disclosed.