Ogun Police warn NANS, deploy operatives to counter students protest

*Over arrest of Ilaro SUG President 

Ogun State Police Command has warned students planning to stage a protest over the arrest of Students Union Government (SUG) President of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, for alleged cultism, to rescind their decision or face the wrath of the law.

 

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement Sunday, said the command’s tactical squads have been activated and deployed to nip in the bud any act of violence capable of jeopardizing the peaceful atmosphere of the state.

 

He added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had also deployed a detachment of “anti-riot policemen” around the polytechnic to ensure that law abiding students go about their academic activities without any form of harassment or intimidation.

 

The statement came on the heels of the 40-hours ultimatum issued by the state axis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for the polytechnic and police authorities to release Olatunji or face the wrath of students.

 

The ultimatum expires on Monday, which the polytechnic is scheduled to commence its first semester examination.

 

The NANS leadership in the state had at the weekend said after carrying out a detailed research and investigation, it discovered that the detained student leader was allegedly framed up and should be released.

 

However, the police spokesman said Sunday that the command has got wind of planned protest by some misguided students and will not fold its arms and allow a breach of the peace.

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