#ENDSARS 2: Ogun police warn against violent protest 


 Ogun State Police Command has warned that those planning to unleash violence in the state under the guise of ‘ENDSARS Phase 2’ today to shelf the idea, as such breach of peace would-not be allowed.

While describing such idea as mischievous and wicked, the police said the Federal Government had listened to the demand of the youths by disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad which they accused of extra-judicial killings and other forms of brutality.

The police gave this warning in a statement released late on Sunday night by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

Oyeyemi said the police “recognise the right of citizens to employ protest to express their greviances over issues of governance,” he however, argued that there was nothing at present that called for such protest in the gateway state, except for those who see trouble making as a lucrative business.

 He noted that “no reasonable person after the massive destruction of properties and loss of lives occasioned by the recent ENDSARS protest will again be contemplating another violent protest so soon,” adding that it was the most callous thing to conceive and do.

Oyeyemi added that after the first round of protests, peace had since returned to the state while economic activities had equally resumed fully too.

In view of this relative peace, he appealed to members of public, especially the youths “not to allow themselves to be used for any act capable of undermining the peace of the state as such would be viewed with all seriousness.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun equally advised “parents, guardians and the youths to be wary of those who derive pleasure in a state of confusion and violence, arguing “that there can never be development and progress where violence is the order of day.”

Meanwhile, reports indicated that the youths are not happy with the clampdown and arrest of those who were alleged to be key figures during the #ENDSARS protests of October.

Some of them have had their accounts frozen also.

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