By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
Delta State Police Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali, has warned residents of the state against unlawful gatherings, placard-carrying and protests aimed at causing havoc in the state on June 12, 2021
The commissioner of police, in a statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bright Edafe, said the command was aware of planned protest by some agitated members of the public on 12 June, 2021.
He said the command was also aware that the protest was being staged by criminally minded individuals, hiding under the guise of peaceful protest thereby causing havoc in the state.”
Saying that the command “will not allow any miscreant to distort the already existing peace in the state”, the statement said: “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 is urging 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.”