The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko, has warned owners of hotels, recreational facilities, and clubs against the use of their premises for cult-related activities.
This warning was made on Wednesday following an intelligence report that some cult groups have perfected plans to celebrate today (7th July) as cultists day in the state, and the celebration, which will be used to initiate new members, may lead to pockets of violence in some parts of the state.
The Commissioner, in a statement made available through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, advised all groups that intend to jeopardise the peace in the state to shelve such plan as the Command, with other security agencies, will clamp down on organisers of such event.
Parents, guardians, and persons of influence were also advised to caution their wards and proteges to refrain from any unlawful gathering or assembly with intent to breach the peace of the land as the state police command will arrest and prosecute violators.
The state CP however expressed confidence in the measure of proactivity already in play, even as she urged all and sundry to remain law-abiding and vigilant enough to report any suspicious activity to the police command or nearest police formation and to go about their businesses without the fear of harassment or molestation from anyone.