Stay clear of trouble or be dealt with, Ogun police warn transport unions

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By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun state police have warned various transport unions and other associations to desist from any act capable of undermining the peace of the state, as no act of thuggery, hooliganism and brigandage would be tolerated while their perpetrators would decisively be dealt with.

The Commissioner of police, CP Bashir Makama in a statement issued by police spokesman for the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said as  an organization constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties, the command will not fold its arms while some few miscreants will be making life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state.

It would be recalled that there has been anxiety in the state over likelihood of change in leadership of various transport unions and the attendant public disturbances.

The  police said it has uncovered a clandestine plan by some disgruntled elements to unleash violence on the innocent citizens of the state under the cover of some transport unions in the state.

The command stated that it would however crush anybody or group who attempted to disrupt the peace of the state under any guise no matter how highly placed such person or group might be.

Members of various transport unions and other associations have therefore been warned to desist from any act capable of undermining 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 police said since every union and association has rules and regulations guiding the activities of members, aggrieved members of any of the unions should channel their grievances through the laid down procedures rather than taking laws into their hands as doing so will definitively be counterproductive.

The CP explained that all Divisional Police Officers and  Area commanders as well as special units have been directed by the Commissioner of police, Bashir Makama to decisively deal with any trouble maker in the state.

All law abiding citizens have been urged to go about their lawful businesses without fear of any harassments or intimidation while suspicious movement or gathering noticed anywhere in the state should be brought to the attention of the police without delay.

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