Police Command issues statement on reported protester carrying AK-47 riffle unchallenged [PHOTOS]

The Osun State Police Command has dismissed reports making the round on social media that a young protester during the suspected fraudsters aka yahoo boys vs EFCC saga on Tuesday, May 18, in Osogbo, was seen carrying an Ak-47 rifle.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of Osun State Command, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, the Command, due to the sensitivity and nature of the incident, deemed it necessary to refute the claim by the online publication.

The statement by the Command reads, “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode has been drawn to the news trending on social media that one of the protesters who willingly and unlawfully distrupted the peace and tranquility of Osogbo was seen with an AK-47 rifle.”

“Ordinarily, the Commissioner of Police wouldn’t have dignified the Writers with a reply but due to the sensitivity and the nature of the incident, it has become absolutely necessary not only to refute the story but to also set the records straight and douse the attendant fear and apprehension.”

“You will recall that on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at about 6am in the morning, some youths in the state took to the major streets/round about of Osogbo, sets bonfire and blocked roads to express their displeasure over the arrest of some suspected Internet fraudster popularly refer to as yahoo boys by EFCC operatives from Ibadan, Oyo State which hindered the vehicular movement and disrupted the daily activities
of law abiding citizenry.”

“The Commissioner of Police in order not to degenerate into chaos promptly waded into the situation before it will snowball to anarchy.”

“Therefore, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Dugbe Division in the State capital swiftly mobilized some Policemen who were off duty to increase the number of men deployed for that duty.”

“The young man, carrying an Ak-47 in mufti was one of the Policemen hurriedly deployed for the Swift response operation.”

“In the light of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police urges the members of the public to disregard the information as untrue and deliberately penned not only to hit the body of police, but to also misguide and confuse the general public.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police urged the people of the Osun State to cooperate and partner with the State Police Command in order to protect and serve them better.

He urged the youths in the state to desist from any illegal activity that can disrupt the peace and calm of the state as well as lead them to jail.

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