The Ogun State Police Command has said it would not allow another phase of the recent End SARS protest in the state, saying no reasonable person should contemplate that at a time like this.
The police said they have information that, “Some misguided individuals are planning to stage a violent protest tagged, “END SARS Phase II” on Monday, December 7.
While the command recognized that it is the right of citizens to protest, the police said there was nothing at present that calls for such protest in Ogun State, “except for those who see trouble making as a lucrative business.”
A statement by the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that, “no reasonable person after the massive destruction of properties and loss of lives occasioned by the recent #Endsars protest would again be contemplating another violent protest so soon. It is the most callous thing to conceive and do.”
Oyeyemi asserted that only an enemy of the people would wish to re-enact the #Endsars mayhem, adding that contemplating another End SARS protest stands logic on its head as the SARS, for which reason the unprecedented violence was perpetrated in the country has since been banned.
“SARS is now history! It is mischievous, therefore, for anybody to protest against a non-existent outfit or any issue,” it was said.
The Ogun police command, therefore, appealed to the youths not to allow themselves to be used for any act capable of undermining the peace of the state, saying, “such will be viewed with all seriousness.”
In his words, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, advised parents, guardians and the youths to be wary of those he said derive pleasure in a state of confusion and violence.
He said, “There can never be development and progress where violence is the order of day. Enough is enough of violence!”