Ogun Police Command on Wednesday disclosed the arrest of six suspects allegedly involved in the violence which marred the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential rally in Abeokuta, about two weeks ago.
TheNigerialawyer recalls that hoodlums hurled missiles at National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and other top party officials during the rally held at MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, forcing the campaign to end abruptly.
However, barely two weeks after the incident, the Police Command said it had arrested suspects who are currently facing prosecution at a Magistrate Court in the state.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects are Olaoye Tunde (43); Bashiru Alli (40); Ayoola Muyiwa (50), Yakubu Wahab ( 28); Opeyemi Omiyefa (31) and Akeem Biliaminu (38).
The Police Publicist said the incident “has been viewed with all seriousness, as any act of that nature under any guise will not be tolerated.”
He added that the Command applauded residents of the state for their peaceful conduct during the Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
The statement reads “The peaceful conduct of the elections further shows the high level of political maturity tolerance and enlightenment on the part of the good people of 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 appeal 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
“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.”
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