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Oduduwa Republic: Police ban Yoruba nation rally in Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has warned these agitating for Yoruba nation to not go forward with a mass rally stated to have been scheduled for Might 1 in Abeokuta.

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The command stated “obtainable intelligence exhibits that the organizers of those rallies are being sponsored by sure people outdoors the State and the nation to destabilize Ogun State.”

In a press release by the police spokesman in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday, the police revealed that it was disturbed in regards to the actions of the Oduduwa nation agitators, staging collection of public rallies in numerous components of the Ogun, “thereby inflicting severe panic within the minds of the folks, and are but not relenting.”

Whereas conceding that residents have constitutional rights to freedom of affiliation and expression, the police warned that these rights shouldn’t be exercised to the detriment of different residents.

Taking place reminiscence lane, Oyeyemi recalled that, “the group had on 21/3/2021 staged a public rally at Isara Remo for the actualization of Oduduwa republic, the place they blocked highways and made free-flow of site visitors very tough for different highway customers. The identical group staged one other rally in Shagamu on 16/4/2021 the place they made an try to assault Shagamu police station for no purpose. But, on 25/4/2021, they held one other rally at Ajuwon, the place in the midst of stopping them from distributing inciting letters, policemen and different safety brokers have been jeered at and pelted with missiles.”

Because the group plans a mega rally in Abeokuta, Oyeyemi warned most of the people that it could possibly be hijacked by hoodlums.

“We’ve got exhibited restraint and absolute calm even within the face of utmost provocations by the organizers of the rallies and their cohorts.

“Nonetheless, you will need to notice that the police is not going to perpetually stand by and watch public conduct of some residents maintain others to ransom and threaten the company existence of the nation. The Command is particularly apprehensive that if care is just not taken, the pains and agonies that related agitations and rallies are presently inflicting in some components of the nation could also be repeated in our very peaceable Ogun State.

“The Command, due to this fact, needs to enchantment to the leaders of this group to shelve the concept of staging one other public rally in any a part of the State for now, as such is able to undermining the relative peace being loved in your entire State.

“Consequently, the rally slated for Abeokuta on 1st Might, 2021, is considered by the Command as one too many within the State, and due to this fact not permitted. Mother and father and guardians are hereby suggested to warn their youngsters and wards to not be concerned in any of such gathering that will expose them to violence and consequently carry them on a collision course with the safety businesses.

“The understanding and cooperation of all the great folks of Ogun State, together with the organizers of the rallies, is hereby solicited by the Command and shall be extremely appreciated, please.”

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