As some protesters below the guise of Finish SARS allegedly launched assault on a police station in Ekiti State on Saturday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, has warned in opposition to such act.
He stated the rights of the folks shouldn’t be trampled upon throughout any peaceable mass motion.
The police Commissioner stated the assault on the police station at Ikere Ekiti was not solely condemnable, however barbaric.
The police boss insisted that whether or not the assault was carried out by EndSARS protesters, hijackers or hoodlums, violent protest gained’t be tolerated in Ekiti, as a result of it infringes on the rights of the residents.
Some protesters branded as “hoodlums” by the police, had on Saturday, attacked the Ikere Divisional Police Station and broken the constructing and 4 autos parked inside the premises of the station.
Describing the motion as an onslaught on the police, Mobayo restated that no property belonging to people, company physique or authorities needs to be attacked throughout any protest perceived to be peaceable, authorized and masses-oriented.
Mobayo, in an announcement by the Command’s spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, on Sunday, stated: “On Saturday, seventeenth October, 2020, a gaggle of hoodlums of their giant numbers, within the title of protest, went wild and attacked Ikere Space Command in addition to Ikere Divisional Police Headquarters, destroying objects value thousands and thousands of naira within the course of.
“A part of the objects destroyed had been: the Space Command and the Divisional Headquarters’ Fences/Gates, Divisional Headquarters’ Signposts, about 40 window glasses, 4 autos, the roof of a constructing near the station, amongst others.
“The Ekiti state Commissioner of Police, nevertheless, condemns such assault on Police properties and harmless residents, noting that the assault might be described as barbaric, depraved and uncalled for”.
The CP enjoined those that want to protest to be extra organized in a method that ought to not have an effect on the rights of different members of the Society, by being peaceable and stop miscreants from hijacking such peaceable protest.
The Commissioner suggested dad and mom, guardians and all stakeholders to warn their wards to chorus from participating in any type of violent protest or act that might irritate insecurity within the land.