Elections: Osun police warn trouble makers

From John Dike, Osogbo

As the nation prepares for the Governorship and State Assembly elections, Osun State Police Command has warned trouble makers to steer clear of the polling units, saying it will deal ruthlessly with anybody trying to undermine the voting process.

The command also reminded motorists that restriction of vehicular movement will be enforced to the letter during the Saturday polls.

In a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola Olawoyin, which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the command said there will be no movement of vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles from 12am to 6pm on the election day, except for those on essential services.

The PPRO said police would arrest any disgruntled element wanting to cause civil unrest during and after the election.

She said the command is resolute to arrest and prosecute any person found in possession of illegal firearms during the poll.

According to her: “Anyone found in the act of intimidating/causing fear or apprehension to members of the public before, during and after the election will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The PPRO called on the general public to report any police officer and other security agents found performing illegal duties or any impostor parading himself/herself as a police officer or any other security agent during the poll to appropriate authority for proper sanction.

“Parents and guardians are also advised to be security conscious and caution their children and wards to be law abiding as anyone found conducting himself or herself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace will be made to face the wrath of the law,” the PPRO added.

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