Ogun Police arrests 6 for allegedly stoning Buhari at APC rally

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Oluwatobi Odeyinka

Barely three weeks after the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential rally in Ogun State was disrupted by hoodlums, the State Police Command has announced the arrest of six-person in relation to the incident.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

Platform Times reported that hoodlums hauled stones at President Buhari; APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, among others at the party’s presidential rally held at MKO Abiola Stadium, in Abeokuta on February 11.

Oyeyemi said, “The ugly incident of Monday 11th of February 2019 during the APC Presidential campaign has been viewed with all seriousness, as any act of that nature under any guise will not be tolerated.”

He said those arrested were among the hoodlums that disrupted the rally.

He listed them thus: Olaoye Tunde (Male, 43),  Bashiru  Alli (Male, aged 40),  Ayoola Muyiwa (Male, aged 50),  Yakubu Wahab (Male aged 28),  Opeyemi Omiyefa Male, aged 31), and Akeem Biliaminu (Male aged 380.

Oyeyemi, however, commended the people of Ogun state for conducting themselves peacefully in last Saturday’s Presidential election.

Oyeyemi said the Command was committed to providing adequate security in the coming governorship and house of assembly elections on March 9.

He said, “The Ogun State Police Command wishes to commend the good people of Ogun State for conducting themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections which made the conduct of the elections a rancour-free one.

“The peaceful conduct of the elections further shows the high level of political maturity tolerance and enlightenment on the part of the good people of Gateway State.

“On our part as an institution saddled with the responsibility of protecting life and property, we wish to reiterate our commitment to the provision of adequate security before, during and after the remaining elections coming up on the 9th of March 2019.

“Since another round of campaign has commenced, the Command hereby appeal to the actors in the field of Politics to play the game in accordance with the laid down rules and regulation as any act of violence,  thuggery and hooliganism will not be tolerated.

Oyeyemi further warned that the command would deal with anyone arrested for fomenting trouble in the state.

“Therefore, the Command is using this opportunity to warn anybody who might have the intention of fomenting any form of trouble to stay clear from Ogun State as such person or group will be decisively dealt with according to the law of the land.”


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