Alleged cultism: Police threaten showdown with NANS over planned protest in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has threatened showed down with members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), planning to state a statewide protest, in solidarity with the suspended Student Union President, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji, who was arrested over an allegation of cultism.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the protest was one of the plans of the student’s body to disrupt the first-semester examination of the institution scheduled to start on Monday.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police stated that the Command would not fold its arms and allowed anyone under any guise to disrupt the peace of the State.

He, therefore, called on parents and guardians to warn their children or wards against involvement in any protest.

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The PPRO said: “As an organisation saddled with the constitutional responsibility to protect life and property, the command will not fold its arms and watching some disgruntled elements making life difficult for law-abiding citizens of the state.

“Therefore, anybody or group that makes any attempt to throw the state into unnecessary chaos will be made to feel the full weight of the law.

“To this end, all the command’s tactical squads have been activated and deployed across the state to nip in the bud any act of violence capable of jeopardizing the peaceful atmosphere of the state.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has also deployed a detachment of anti-riot policemen around the Polytechnic Ilaro to ensure that the law-abiding students of the institution go about their academic activities without any form of harassment or intimidation.”

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