Police warn against EndSARS anniversary protest

The Osun State Police Command on Monday warned individuals or groups that are planning to embark on a protest in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the EndSARS saga, to desist from such, as the police will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute defaulters.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, advised parents and guardians to warn their wards to be law-abiding, and desist from such planned protest/gathering/assembly.

The police boss who made this known in a statement in Osogbo, further warned their sponsors to stop the plan or any of such action(s) forthwith, as the Command will not allow a repeat of last year’s EndSARS saga, noting that the security agency 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 underground/nocturnal plans by these set of people to cause mayhem in the state and the police will discourage it at all cost.

“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 order 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, however, advised the good people of the state to go about their lawful daily activities as the Command has taken necessary security measures to forestall any likely breakdown of law and order.

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