The Ogun State Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson has warned cultists against any celebration tagged 7/7 come July 7, 2020.
CP Ebrimson warned that any attempt to cause breach of peace tomorrow in any part of the state would be met with stiff penalty.
A statement issued to the press by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that “Intelligence report at the disposal of Ogun State Police Command revealed that members of notorious cult groups are planning to unleash terror and violence on Tuesday, 7th of July, 2020 across the state in order to mark what they called 7/7.
“The report further revealed that, members of the group are also planning to use the said date to initiate new members into their fold after which, they will engage their rival cult groups in a supremacy battle, which may lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property”.
In order to forestall this, the Command has warned that those having such devilish intentions had better had a rethink and retraced their steps as, according to the release, such moves would be met with serious resistance from security agencies.
However, arrangements have been put in place in the Commands tactical squads, comprising Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Anti-Cultists, Anti-Kidnapping, as well as divisional police officers, DPOs, and area commanders to counter moves by cultists to curb any act capable of undermining the security of the state.
“Anybody who involves him/herself in such an act will be made to feel the full weight of the law, because the command will not fold its hands while some unscrupulous elements will be making life difficult for law abiding citizens of the state”.
The statement advised parents and guardians to warn their wards to steer clear of any unlawful gathering on, before and after the said date, to prevent retrospective regrets.
The statement further warned hoteliers not to avail their facilities for any cult-related gatherings, as owners of such facilities, where such gatherings take place, would be treated as a culprit, arrested and prosecuted.
While allaying the fear of residents of the the state, the Command assured them of their continued protection and urged them to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harrasment or intimation, adding that the Command has rolled out all in its arsenal to deal decisively with anybody who tries to breach the relative peace enjoyed by the good people of the state.