Osun police, NSCDC warn against disruption of peace 

faa adegboyega oyetola and ademola adeleke
faa adegboyega oyetola and ademola adeleke

Ahead of today’s judgement of the Supreme Court on the July 16, 2022, Osun governorship matter, the Osun State Police Command has warned against acts that can cause disruption of public peace.

During a trip around Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday, our correspondent observed an unusually large presence of security personnel at strategic locations.

Security personnel were observed at Old Garage, Olaiya Junction, Oke Fia and Alekuwodo area and Osogbo-Ikirun road -all within the Osogbo metropolis.

Patrol vehicles of operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were also observed along strategic routes within the state capital.

Speaking with The PUNCH on the preparation of the police to ensure peace, the Osun command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said security measures have been put in place to protect lives and property before and after the Apex Court has delivered its verdict on the governorship matter.

Opalola, while warning against unruly behaviour, said the operatives have been properly briefed and would not tolerate any act that can infringe on other people’s rights.

She said, “We have put in place security measures to ensure the safety of lives and property. We won’t tolerate any act capable of causing disruption of peace. We have deployed to strategic locations across the state and we urge people to go about their normal business without any fear. People should respect other people’s rights.”

In a similar vein, the Osun Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has said it was collaborating with other agencies to maintain peace before and after the Apex Court decided the Osun governorship case.

It also said necessary security measures have been put in place to deal decisively with whosoever causes a breach of peace.

A statement by the command spokesperson, Kehinde Adeleke, said the NSCDC boss in the state, Sunday Agboola, enjoined residents to cooperate with the security agents to ensure peace.

The PUNCH reports that the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State have expressed hope that their candidates would emerge victorious as the Supreme Court rules on the July 16, 2022 election matter on Tuesday.