Red Alert: Police uncover plot to disrupt May 29 inauguration

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Police Command says it has uncovered plot by some unscrupulous components scheming to foment bother throughout the state to disrupting the inauguration of the brand new administration billed for 29th Could, 2019.

To nip this within the bud, the Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Bashir Makama ordered 24 hourly surveillance patrols throughout the size and breadth of the State.

Talking by the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police chief mentioned the plot was aimed toward heating up the polity within the state forward of the inauguration.

He mentioned “rallies, processions and assemblies in public places are being orchestrated by these enemies of peace seemingly to resolve chieftaincy and land-related matters rather than approaching the court to seek justice”.

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“In view of this, the Command has put in place a robust security arrangement aimed at checkmating such trouble makers and other criminally-minded persons, including miscreants and disgruntled elements”, he advised The Nigerian Voice.

“The special units of the Command namely SARS, PMF, STS, Anti kidnapping as well as DPOS and Area Commanders have been placed on red alert with specific instruction to closely monitor these misguided elements and respond swiftly to any distress calls and disturbance of public peace.”

The CP suggested members of public to placed on maintain for now any type of public procession, rally or carnival associated to chieftaincy and land issues, for the aim of peace, legislation and order.

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He suggested aggrieved people to hunt different dispute decision strategies, or strategy the legislation courtroom for redress.

“In furtherance to this, persons or group intending to hold public assemblies and rallies other than as stated above are advised to contact the office of the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, for necessary approval and security.”

The CP mentioned he wouldn’t hesitate to deal decisively with anyone or group who makes an attempt to disrupt the peace of the State irrespective of how extremely positioned such individual could also be, insisting that the legislation is not any respecter of anyone.

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Updated: May 22, 2019 — 10:20 pm


  1. This is really good the police sjhould be vigilent so as such would not happened on that day

  2. Politics is just a game. Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. It’s not a do or die affair. As we congratulate the winners, it’s an opportunity to tell the runner up to wake up, cheer up and prepare for next election.

  3. Very interesting update. Good to know. More greese to your elbow.

  4. Interesting update. Thank you for the heads up. More greese to your be elbow

  5. This is really good the police sjhould be vigilent so as such would not happened on that day

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