Police ban street carnivals in Ogun over violence, others

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

The Ogun State police command on Saturday placed an indefinite embargo on any form of street carnival or public procession across the state following recent series of violence and wanton destruction of valuable properties in the state which were linked to such carnivals.

The embargo followed a review of the security situation in the state by the Police Commissioner, CP, Kenneth Ebrimson, and his team, which indicated that the street carnivals have become avenues for some unscrupulous elements and cultists to unleash terror on members of the public.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release stated that as an organisation saddled with constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and properties, the command could not fold its arms while hoodlums tried to make life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), added that the command has hereby banned all…

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