Ilaro SUG President: Police Warn Students To Refrain From Protest - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Ilaro SUG President: Police Warn Students To Refrain From Protest


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Police command has warned students against staging any protest in the state over the continuous detention of the suspended Students’ Union President of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji.

THE ENCOUNTER NEWS recall that, Olatunji was arrested by police for alleged involvement in cult activities.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, threatened that any student caught engaging in protest would be dealt with through the arms of the law.

The National Association of Nigerian Students had earlier threatened to embark on a statewide protest over the arrest of Olatunji on Monday.

The Ogun chairman of NANS, Tomiwa Bamgbose, in a statement, on Sunday, said students across the state would embark on a mass protest to demand the “unconditional release” of the SUG president.

Bamgbose added that the protest, which will hold across the state on Monday, would be a solidarity protest by the students against the alleged injustice levied against Olatunji.

The NANS chairman also insisted that there was no iota of truth in the allegation by the Police that the embattled SUG President is a cultist.

But, Oyeyemi in the statement, said, “an intelligence report at the disposal of Ogun State Police command indicated that some misguided students are planning to stage a statewide protest in Ogun state in solidarity with the suspended SUG president of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, who was recently arrested for cultism.

“As an organisation saddled with the constitutional responsibility to protect life and property, the command will not fold its arms and watching some disgruntled elements making life difficult for law-abiding citizens of the state.

“Therefore, anybody or group that makes any attempt to throw the state into unnecessary chaos will be made to feel the full weight of the law.

“To this end, all the command’s tactical squads have been activated and deployed across the state to nip in the bud any act of violence capable of jeopardising the peaceful atmosphere of the state.”

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