By Frank Oshanugor
As information has reached police authorities in Delta State about plans by some miscreants to leverage on the planned nation wide protest on June 12 in commemoration of Democracy Day, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Ari Mohammed Ali has warned that no protest of any sort would be allowed in the State.
In a statement on Friday, spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe said, “The Delta State Police Command is aware of the planned protest by some agitated members of the public on 12th of June 2021, and is also aware that this protest is being staged by criminally minded individuals, hiding under the guise of peaceful protest thereby causing havoc in the state.”
“The Command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed Ali will not allow any miscreant to distort the already existing peace in the state. Members of the public particularly residents of Delta State are to be aware that on no account should any group be seen, gathering or carrying placard in the name of protest, as such will not be allowed in the state. Officers and men of the command have been placed on red alert and have been ordered to arrest and deal decisively with any criminally minded elements who wish to go against this order.”
“The Command is more than ever willing to go after any miscreant who might be found wanting”.
The Commissioner of police further urged members of the public “to partner with the police to see that those who try to bring disunity in the state and our dear nation be arrested and brought to book.”
“Also, it is pertinent to state that undercover police detectives have been deployed across the state for the purpose of arresting any person or persons staging any form of protest.
“The command is committed to maintain and sustain the peace the state is currently enjoying,” Edafe said.