IGP Muhammad Adamu
IGP Muhammad Adamu

Ogun police arrests six for allegedly disrupting APC rally

NEWS DIGEST–Three weeks after some hoodlums disrupted the All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Ogun state, the State Police Command has announced the arrest of six persons in relation to the incident.

The announcement was made by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Wednesday.

The hoodlums reportedly pelted the National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, among others, with stones during the rally held at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, capital of the state, on February 11.

The President was reported to have escaped being hit by stones, which went in his direction, during the mayhem.

Oyeyemi, in a statement made available to our correspondent, said, “The ugly incident, which occurred during the APC presidential campaign held on Monday, February 11, 2019, has been viewed with all seriousness, as any act of that nature under any guise will not be tolerated.”

He said those arrested were among the hoodlums that disrupted the rally. The arrested suspects are Olaoye Tunde, 43; Bashiru Alli, 40; Ayoola Muyiwa, 50; Yakubu Wahab, 28; Opeyemi Omiyefa and Akeem Biliaminu, 38.

Oyeyemi, however, commended the people of Ogun State for conducting themselves peacefully during last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

He said the command was committed to providing adequate security in the governorship and House of Assembly elections scheduled for March 9.

He said, “The Ogun State Police Command wishes to commend the good people of Ogun State for conducting themselves in peaceful and orderly manner during the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, which made the conduct of the elections a rancour-free one.

“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 the Gateway State.

“On our part as an institution saddled with the responsibility of protecting life and property, we wish to reiterate our commitment to the provision of adequate security before, during and after the remaining elections coming up on March 9, 2019.

“Since another round of campaign has commenced, the command hereby appeals 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”.

Oyeyemi further warned that the command would deal severely with anyone arrested for fomenting trouble in the state.