The police in Ogun State have issued a stern warning against any plan to cause violence of any sort across the state by members of a notorious cult.
The police command in the state said it had rolled out all in its arsenal to deal decisively with anybody who might try to breach the relative peace enjoying by the good people of the state.
The command said the warning followed intelligence reports at its disposal about the planned activities of the cult on Tuesdya, July 7, 2020.
The police revealed that the cult planned to cause violence across the state and initiate new members.
The statement warning members of the public against the planned activities of the cult as issued by the spokesman of the police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads:
“Intelligence report at the disposal of Ogun State Police Command revealed that members of notorious cult group are planning to unleash terror and violence on Tuesday 7th of July 2020 across the state in order to mark what they called 7/7 .
“The report further revealed that members of the group are also planning to use the said date to initiate new members into their fold after which they will engage their rival cult group in a supremacy battle which may lead to loss of life and wanton destruction of property.
“In view of this, the command wishes to warn those having such devilish plan to have a rethink and retrace their steps as such move will be met with serious resistance from security agencies.
“To this end, all the command’s tactical squads namely SARS, anti cultists, anti kidnapping as well as all the DPOs and Area Commanders have been put on red alert to nip in the bud any act capable of undermining the security of the state. Anybody who involved him/herself in such act will be made to feel the full weight of the law because the command will not fold its hands while some unscrupulous elements will be making life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state.
“The command is also using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their wards to stay clear of any unlawful gathering on, before and after the said date to prevent had I known situation.
“Also, hoteliers are with this release warned not to allow their facilities be used for any cult related gathering as the owner of such facility too will be liable for prosecution.
“While assuring members of the public to go about their lawful business without fear of harrasment or intimation, the command has rolled out all in its arsenal to deal decisively with anybody who try to breach the relative peace enjoyed by the good people of the state.”